Kaizer Chiefs confirmed their place as Absa Premiership Champions for the 2014/2015 season when they won against Polokwane City FC at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday night.
The men from Naturena produced their highest scoring performance yet this season when they scored 4 goals – Lebese 26’, Parker 31’, and a brace from Rusike in the 54’ and 64’; while Polokwane City managed a consolation goal by Ndou in the 56th min to make the score line a little bit respectable.
Kaizer Chiefs FC finalised their championship win with three matches to play, after Mamelodi Sundowns FC ‘s match against Platinum Stars FC at Lucas “Masterpieces” Moripe Stadium ended on a one all draw with Schut’s 50th min goal, while Ngele’s 67 min goal leveled matters.
Stuart Baxter’s men have therefore rendered the Mamelodi Sundowns title defense impossible, with 48 points after 26 matches. Meaning they can only finish this season on 60 points, where as Kaizer Chiefs FC’s win took the team to 63 points.
In the post match interview, Stuart Baxter explained how he told the players that they have three more matches to play, which he considers cup finals. Therefore, “if they are not professional enough to halt their celebrations, then they shouldn’t consider themself Kaizer Chiefs players.”
The title win marks Kaizer Chiefs’ fourth title since the inception of the PSL, and their second in three seasons. The Glamour boys, will been seeking to set a new record for the most points converted in a single season of the 16 team PSL format , as they try to finish the season at 72 points. This would be 7 points higher than the record set by Mamelodi Sundowns FC in the previous season when they finished with 65 points.
The team dedicated the match to Kaizer Chiefs legend John “Shoes” Moshoeu, who passed away after a battle with cancer at the age of 49 just a day before.