JOHANNESBURG – “It’s heavy. It’s very heavy,” Lorenzo Gordinho says with a solemn tone in response to how much it weighs on Kaizer Chiefs’ players that the club has gone four seasons without a trophy.
This barren run is an anomaly for Amakhosi and has reached crisis levels as the club is used to lifting at least one trophy every season. They started this season with a 3-2 win over Highlands Park at Makhulong Stadium. They will look to continue that run when they host Black Leopards at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.
In every match the barren run is at the back of Chiefs minds which has made it harder to break free from those shackles.
“During off-season we worked on that aspect, mentally, to understand that it’s heavy pressure but it doesn’t need to weigh us down on the pitch,” Gordinho said.
“It must be one that gives us more fire and more spirit to win things. The credit must go to the supporters, even though we haven’t won anything, they were still positive after our last two games even after we lost in the Carling Black Label Cup. They saw that we are creating chances but we are unlucky. It will come. We have to repay them this season.”