Kaizer Chiefs simply cannot afford to lose to the unheralded TS Galaxy at the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday in the highly anticipated Nedbank Cup final (7pm kick-off).
Amakhosi have endured turbulent times this season and the one-time kings of South African cup football have yet to taste success.
The Glamour Boys missed out on the MTN8, Telkom Knockout and the Absa Premiership, so their only source of silverware now is Saturday’s encounter against the National First Division (NFD) outfit.
Chiefs were dealt a major blow at the weekend when they failed to finish in the top eight of the PSL. They were beaten by Chippa United at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth. It was only the third time in their history that they have not finished in the top half of the final league standings.
Chiefs won’t be a part of the MTN8 knockout competition next season and the Nedbank Cup is the only way they can salvage something from this underwhelming campaign.
Chiefs have endured torrid times in the past four years, having failed to win a single trophy in that period.
Amakhosi’s last piece of silverware was back in 2015 when they lifted the Premiership title under coach Stuart Baxter.
They succumbed to defeat against Ajax Cape Town and Mamelodi Sundowns in the finals of the MTN8 and Telkom