Kaizer Chiefs and their fans will be eager to see the back of 2016 as it could become their worst calendar year in the Absa Premiership since 2010.
The Amakhosi slumped to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Chippa United this weekend, with their winless run extending to seven games as they dropped to seventh on the league table.
Chiefs – currently on 42 points for 2016 – are now only capable of picking up 51 league points even if they manage to win all of their remaining three games, however, less than two points from the matches would mean that they would finish with a lower total than 2015 (44), when only 24 games were played compared to 33 this year.
Steve Komphela’s side have lost and drawn more games in 2016 (8/12) than any other year since 2009 (13/16), when a pre-World Cup South Africa played a whopping 40 games within the calendar year.
On top of their poor Absa Premiership form, 2016 is also set to be the first calendar year since 2012 when the club has failed to lift a piece of silverware, something that both Komphela and the club will be eager to rectify over the course of 2017.