The Telkom Knockout gets under way this weekend‚ providing some coaches with a welcome opportunity to shoot for silverware but potentially piling pressure on others. For Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, it is a competition that could end the Soweto giants’ unprecedented run without a trophy. It has been more than two years since Chiefs last won a trophy‚ the longest wait in their history, and nobody needs to remind Steve Komphela that he has yet to claim a title in his managerial career. Four points from two league games against Mamelodi Sundowns and Pirates last week have lifted the gloom a little, but that would drop heavily again if they do not get past AmaZulu in Durban on Saturday. Perhaps surprisingly, Kaizer Chiefs have opted to play this "home" match at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban‚ meaning both clubs should enjoy significant support. Chiefs are the most successful side in the history of the Telkom Knockout, with 13 wins from 17 final appearances, but have not won the t...

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