Kaizer Chiefs will head to KwaZulu-Natal this weekend to face Royal AM in their 2022/23 DStv Premiership opening match, shining that the Zulu Kingdom has always supplied a honest launchpad for their season over the years.
Amakhosi will kick off a season with a shuttle to KwaZulu-Natal for the sixth time within the PSL generation since 1996/97, after they meet Royal AM at Chatsworth day after nowadays.
Of their 5 old league season opening fits within the province, Chiefs are unbeaten with a commanding story of 4 wins and a blueprint.
In those 5 old opening video games within the Kingdom, Chiefs delight in managed to story two wins in opposition to AmaZulu in 1999-00 and 2012-13, whereas to boot they defeated Thanda Royal Zulu in 2008-09 and Lamontville Golden Arrows in 2010-11.
Chiefs recorded their largest ever employ in their opening game of a league season within the PSL generation when defeating AmaZulu in Durban, after they began their title winning advertising and marketing and marketing and marketing campaign in 2012-13 with an emphatic 6-0 employ.
Whereas it’s a in reality recent and revamped Amakhosi that coach Arthur Zwane will prefer at streetlevel for his first game totally accountable within the dugout, he’ll watch to the historic omens within the province to own a flying birth to this recent Chiefs generation.
The absolute top time Chiefs delight in by no approach gained when playing a team from Kwa-Zulu Natal in their first league game of a PSL season used to be a 3-3 blueprint in opposition to African Wanderers on the outlet day of the 1997-98 advertising and marketing and marketing and marketing campaign.
The KwaZulu-Natal province is a varied region for the membership, having performed a infamous position in its effectively off history and having produced many legendary Amakhosi gamers equivalent to Michael ‘Bizzah’ Dlamini, Abednigo ‘Shaka’ Ngcobo and Siyabonga Nomvete.
Chiefs’ first ever league game on the 17th April 1971 used to be an 11-1 employ over Kwa-Zulu Natal opponents African Wanderers at dwelling.
Additionally they opened up the 1974 season, the first by which Chiefs gained a league title. with a 10-1 employ over African Wanderers also at dwelling.
Chiefs defeated Wanderers far from dwelling 6-1 in 1975 on the season’s opening day, which used to be also the first time Chiefs opened a league advertising and marketing and marketing and marketing campaign in Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Kaizer Chiefs Document in Opening League Games within the PSL generation when facing Kwa-Zulu Natal teams:
1997-98 African Wanderers 3 Kaizer Chiefs 3
1999-00 Kaizer Chiefs 4 AmaZulu 1
2008-09 Kaizer Chiefs 1 Thanda Royal 0
2010-11 Kaizer Chiefs 2 Lamontville Golden Arrows 0
2012-13 AmaZulu 0 Kaizer Chiefs 6
P W D L GF GA GD WIN%
5 4 1 0 14 4 10 80