Kaizer Chiefs Cancel Annual Awards

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Kaizer Chiefs boss Kaizer Motaung has explained that the club's annual awards were cancelled as the 2017/18 season did not live up to expectations.

Despite finishing a respectable third in the Premiership standings and qualifying for CAF Confederations Cup football, Motaung takes the view that a lack of silverware was largely to do with the decision.

Speaking to the club's official website, Amakhosi's supremo said: "It has become customary for us to host a ceremony where the club thanks and rewards the players, technical team, staff and other individuals who have distinguished themselves over the course of the season.

"However, this season was marked by unusual events, one of which was seeing the club go a third year without lifting a major trophy.

"Our decision was influenced by our displeasure with the team’s performance and not being able to achieve objectives we set for ourselves.

"We want to put this season behind us and concentrate on ensuring that we are in a position to challenge for major honours next season.

"Despite the disappointment, I would still like to commend the players and coaching staff for their commitment and I urge everyone involved with the club to strive towards restoring the club to its rightful place at the pinnacle of football and giving our loyal fans something to cheer."

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