Kaizer Chiefs suffered another defeat on Saturday evening as they lost 2-0 to Maritzburg in a league encounter. The defeat left them in 14th place on the log, with just seven points, having completed almost a third of the season.
1 – This is the first time in the PSL era that Chiefs have collected less than 10 points at this stage of a league season.
The harrowing midweek trip to Angola probably had an effect on their performance on the weekend, with Maritzburg having rested the whole week before the game.
1 – Only one PSL side has finished in the Top 8 having won as many points as Chiefs have won at this stage of a 30-game season (Free State Stars in 2008/9).
Gavin Hunt’s hands have been tied by the CAF transfer ban, so it may be hard to see how much of the blame should go to him. Yet, the unwanted records have trapped him as well.
7 – Seven points from the opening nine league games is Gavin Hunt’s joint-worst start at this stage of a league season since 1998/99 at Seven Stars (also 7 points).
But the Chiefs train had started to stutter even before his arrival. Conceding heavily in the bio-bubble, surrendering the title in the last half-hour may have been signs of a deeper malaise.
0.94 – Chiefs average 0.94 points per game since football resumed without fans, the fourth lowest ratio of sides currently in the top flight.
The table without fans also places Chiefs in the bottom half of teams.
23 – Chiefs have conceded 23 goals since football resumed in the bio-bubble, with only Maritzburg (25) conceding more.