PSL title race blown wide open

Kaizer Chiefs’ failure to take their chances could and finish off opponents could see them fail to secure their first domestic title in five years.

Amakhosi blew their chance to go six points clear of second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns with a 1-1 draw against Bidvest Wits on Wednesday night.

Bidvest Wits head coach Gavin Hunt strongly believes if his side had a striker who scored 15 goals or more a season, the Clever Boys would win the Absa Premiership title.

The Students are fifth in the log standings and 10 points behind league leaders, Kaizer Chiefs.

The former SuperSport United mentor saw his side snatch a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw against Amakhosi at the Orlando Stadium.

“We’re very disappointed,” Hunt told SuperSport.

“I thought we should have won the game. With everything that’s gone in our lives, the football club the players, myself, it looks like it was against us again.

“I felt we really had them, similar to Saturday (defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns), you know, you’ve got to score, we had great chances tonight, certainly the better ones and that one at the end, from our pressing we hit the post, but you know it’s been the story of our season. If we had a 15-goal striker, we would have won the league by now.” the four-time league winning head coach added.

Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp took a dig at former player, George Maluleka, as he suggested Sundowns may have ‘forced’ Maluleka to not accept a prolonged stay with his team.

“We’ve said a lot about Maluleka. It was a good step from an opponent inside and the league to provide a certain direction (in the title race),” Middendorp said during his post-match interview against Wits.

The stalemate leaves the league wide open for every team in the top four to take advantage, with a hand full of games remaining.

Wits will face Orlando Pirates in their next fixture.

Sundowns, who are now four points behind league leaders Kaizer Chiefs, will look to get as many points as possible and hope to see the Glamour Boys drop valuable points along the way.