Kaizer Chiefs cancel traditional end-of-the-season awards after poor campaign

Kaizer Chiefs players during the Kaizer Chiefs end of season awards evening at Theatre on the Track, Kyalami on June 01, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Kaizer Chiefs Kaizer Chiefs players during the Kaizer Chiefs end of season awards evening at Theatre on the Track, Kyalami on June 01, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Kaizer Chiefs have cancelled their traditional end-of-the-season awards after another poor premiership season.

It is the first time that the award ceremony will not be held and Chiefs‚ who finished the season at third place and without a trophy for the third year in a row‚ confirmed on Tuesday that the players would not be honoured this year.

“We will not be hosting our traditional annual players' awards at the end of this season. It will be the first time in our history that we will not be having the event‚” said Chiefs.

Amakhosi ended the PSL season behind traditional rivals Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates but it was their poor form in the cup competitions that upset their fans.

After failing to lay their hands on any silverware in this campaign‚ Chiefs completed three seasons without winning a trophy and that is one of the seasons that led to the sacking of former coach Steve Komphela last month.

After they lost to Free State Stars in the Nedbank Cup semi-final at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban‚ Chiefs fans displayed their unhappiness by going on a rampage and destroying television equipment‚ burning the Moses Mabhida Stadium and injuring security officials.

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