Chiefs title hopes dwindle after draw

Bidvest Wits have knocked Kaizer Chiefs title hopes with a draw on Wednesday.

Bidvest Wits have knocked Kaizer Chiefs title hopes with a draw on Wednesday. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Kaizer Chiefs title hopes took a knock last night as they drew 0-0 with Bidvest Wits in the PSL.

The result sees Chiefs fall five points behind log leaders Mamelodi Sundows in the race for the title; however the defending champions still have a game in hand.

The Glamour Boys will have to win all their remaining matches and depend on other teams to do them a favor as a win for Sundowns in their final two games could see them win their first title since the 2006/07 season.

Amakhosi coach Stuart Baxter refused to be discouraged by the result as he sees more drama in the hunt for the title.

"When you playing and you've got it within your grasp, it's difficult to keep you focused sometimes. And if you get a poor result, you don't have time to recover mentally."

Chiefs travel to Ivory Coast to face Asec Mimosas for the Second Leg of CAF Confederation this weekend.

They play Free State Stars on 30 April upon their return.

The Glamour Boys will travel to the University of Pretoria on 6 May and end their season campaign when they welcome on form Amazulu on 10 May.

Meanwhile, Baxter has confirmed that striker Knowledge Musona will miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury.

Musona suffered injury during Chiefs' CAF Champions League second leg encounter against AS Vita at FNB Stadium last month.

That game could prove to be the last for the Zimbabwean striker as he is due to go back to his parent club Hoffeinhiem at the end of the season.

Baxter explains what the issue with Musona's injury.

"It's called periosteal membrane and the ligaments attached to that were detaching from the actual bone. So when we were doing the scans, it was lying in the right place, there was no damage to the ligaments.

"But actually as he started to move it, this membrane was moving away from the bone and therefore the ligament was becoming slack and not holding his foot in place."