Golden Jubilee:  Kaizer Chiefs to adopt new approach

first_imgAfter 50 years of existence Premier Soccer League side Kaizer Chiefs have elected to adopt a new approach in their quest for more laurels.  The club which parades Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi began restructuring Wednesday with the sacking of Chief Coach Enrst Midderdorp followed on Thursday with the sacking of his assistant Shaun Bartlett. The Club went on twitter Thursday to say;“Kaizer Chiefs Chairman Kaizer Motaung, the Board of Directors and the club’s management would like to further announce that they have agreed to an early termination of assistant coach Shaun Bartlett’s contract”The shake up is coming just days after the side narrowly missed the league title. The Soweto giants had apparently hoped to win the title this season to serve as garnishing to 50th anniversary celebration, a dream which went up in smoke at the last minute.Motaung detailed that there were several reasons considered before doing away with the technical crew led by the German tactician.“We deliberated and considered many aspects relating to the team including the way of playing, our performances and the results before arriving at the decision. We truly believed and hoped that our 50th anniversary would be better and indeed looked promising. The decision taken is part of the strategy to have the team win trophies again and to make our supporters happy because they truly deserve the better”Kaizer Chiefs were at the summit of the log from August 2019 to September 2020 but it was Mamelodi Sundowns who eventually walked away with the biggest prize in South Africa, securing the league title on the final day of the season. They also made history as the only South African team to win the PSL title in three successive seasons on two occasions.Read AlsoPSL: Akpeyi out of the season after suffering concussionChiefs had been expected to make clean sweep of their final two games against Chippa United and Baroka respectively but managed to clinch a lone goal against Chippa but pulled unimpressive draw against Baroka to end on 57 points, two points behind Sundowns who finished and clinched the title on 59 points in 30 matches played. Loading… Promoted Content7 Action Movies That’ll Give You An Adrenaline RushBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopXi Ding Created Caricature Version Of Marvel CharactersBest Car Manufacturers In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandsoncenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

ICC World Cup India vs West Indies ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Nostalgia revisited after 36 years

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. West Indies has not beaten India since 1992 World Cup.India has beaten West Indies in 1996, 2011 and 2015.A loss for West Indies will see their elimination from the 2019 World Cup. highlightscenter_img New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team square off against the West Indies in Old Trafford, Manchester on Wednesday. The clash has a lot of weight on both sides. A win for India sees them come closer to the semi-final while a loss for the West Indies will result in their elimination. West Indies has not defeated India in a World Cup for 27 years, with their last win coming in Wellington in the 1992 World Cup. However, the clash between India and West Indies in England will be the first encounter since the glorious 1983 World Cup and fans in Old Trafford on Wednesday will experience some nostalgia.On June 25, 1983, West Indies were the supreme team in the world of cricket while India was making some small strides. West Indies possessed a team where batting and bowling were brilliant and intimidating. For India, there was individual brilliance. India had already made a mark by beating the likes of West Indies, England and Australia in the league stages and the team, which had odds of 33-1 to win the title, had stunned the world and reached the final for the first time.West Indies had won the 1975 and 1979 World Cup final and they were gunning for a hat-trick. India batted first and managed a total of 183 with Kris Srikkanth scoring 38 and some late order contributions from the tail giving the bowlers something to defend. Sir Viv Richards started well and he had smashed 31 in quick time. However, then came the moment. Richards top-edged a short ball from Madan Lal and Kapil Dev, running backwards took the catch which changed the match.Mohinder Amarnath took 3/12 and India won the match by 43 runs to break the West Indies dominance. The win put India on the cricketing world map. The win made cricket a religion for the billions of Indians. June 25 changed the way how cricket would be perceived.After 36 years, the tables have turned. West Indies are a side on the decline, with occasional spurts of brilliance. India is like a well-oiled machine who is capable of beating any team in any condition. However, the contest in Old Trafford will be remembered for what India achieved 36 years ago and the fans would be hoping the nostalgia is relived.last_img read more