Kaizer Chiefs finished ninth in the Premier Soccer League this season, which means they will not even qualify for the MTN8.
The Brazilians eventually lifted the title and Chiefs ended up 20 points behind them, despite the fact that Sundowns also participated in the Caf Champions League all the way to the semi-finals.
Sundowns played many more matches but still managed to win the league, while the other South African club that participated in the Champions League group stages, Pirates narrowly finished second.
Chiefs' underachievement in the league may be glossed over if Soweto giants can finally pick up some silverware, and they have a golden opportunity in the Nedbank Cup final on Saturday.
A victory in the Cup final will at least appease the fans who will hope reinforcements will be made for the team to challenge in the league next season.
Chiefs take on surprising finalists, lower league club TS Galaxy at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
One can watch them training for the game, thanks to a video by journalist Chad Klate.
Then there's a SuperSport video preview of the game.
Finally, one can watch Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande express the same sentiments of the fans.
In the PowerSport video, Katsande explains why it is 'unacceptable' for Chiefs to finish ninth in the PSL.
Kaizer Chiefs and TS Galaxy square off in the #NedbankCup final this weekend at Moses Mabhida Stadium. Will the Amakhosi lift the trophy or will TS Galaxy complete their fairy tale? pic.twitter.com/iBAG3Tk1I3— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) May 15, 2019
Katsande says it's "unacceptable" for a club like #KaizerChiefs to have finished the #AbsaPrem season in this manner - Amakhosi ended their campaign in position 9 on the league standings - 39 points: 9 wins 12 draws 9 losses.#Power987Sport @Powerfm987 pic.twitter.com/OEXdJTbhG3— PowerSport (@Power987Sport) May 15, 2019