Amakhosi to keep the trend setters title in the new season

2018-04-25 06:01
Kaizer Chiefs team.PHOTO: sourced

Kaizer Chiefs team.PHOTO: sourced

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THE former South African Glamour Boys — Kaizer Chiefs is likely to be taken as trend setters again in the new season.

For decades the Naturena based outfit have been seen as a unique team and trend setters of local soccer which saw them recruiting players and coaches from all over the World.

It is also unfortunate and just unbelievable that Amakhosi failed to win any major competition for three seasons.

In the new season Chiefs is going to form a transfer committee which will be in charge of recruiting and releasing players.

Amakhosi management strongly believes their method of approaching the market needs to change and be in line with Europeans giants.

Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung says people must always remember that in this game, you learn everyday. “Like any other sport, there’s always new things to learn in the game of soccer.

“We also need to be in line with other countries that are taken as football giants in order to compete in the higher level”, said Motaung.

Late last week Chiefs released an official statement indicating that changes are imminent to have a better campaign in the new season.

It is an open secret that Amakhosi die hards and management are unhappy after missing out on the silverware for three seasons since the current head coach Steve Komphela took over the coaching reigns.

Motaung says it normal for all the teams in the league to sit down with technical staff and management to take stock in order to be in the better position in the new season.

“Remember we are a professional team in the professional league. So to have a change to sit down with all the stake holders and take stock makes a lot of sense.

In this game you need to be always one step ahead in order to compete successfully”, said Motaung.

Meanwhile the Amakhosi chairman Kaizer Motaung is reported to be under no illusions of what needs to be done at the club come the end of the season. Motaung believes that his side’s lack of success in the league this season is due to the fact that they have picked up far too many draws along the way.

Amakhosi were in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) title race for most parts of the season, but after registering 12 draws, they eventually fell by the wayside as the title race reached its business end, once again, to the disappointment of their many fans.

This has led much criticism to be directed towards the Chiefs technical team in particular, head coach Komphela.

Speaking at the Glamour Boys base in Naturena following a visit by a Fifa delegation to analyse their development structures,
Motaung suggested that wholesale changes are on the cards.

“I can’t remember us playing so many draws”, Motaung was quoted.

“If you convert half of those draws into wins, we would easily win the league,” Motaung said.

But the 73-year-old further explained that the club will not be making any drastic decisions now.

“We are not in a position to make drastic changes now, it won’t make sense because the season is finishing.

“But we will evaluate our position, see our weak points and address all these areas. There will be a lot of changes, not necessarily in the playing staff, but the whole structure,” said Motaung.

PSL FIXTURES:

22 April Wits v Polokwane City 3 pm Bidvest Stadium

24 April Ajax Cape Town v Baroka FC 7.30 pm Athlone Stadium

24 April Bloemfontein Celtic v Chippa United 7.30 pm Dr

Molemela Stadium

24 April Golden Arrows v Kaizer Chiefs 7.30 pm Princess Magogo Stadium

25 April Maritzburg United v Mamelodi Sundowns 7.30 pm Harry Gwala Stadium

25 April SuperSport United v Free State Stars 7.30 pm Lucas Moripe Stadium

25 April Polokwane City v Cape Town City FC 7.30 pm Old

Peter Mokaba Stadium

25 April Orlando Pirates v Wits 7.30 pm Orlando
Stadium

25 April Platinum Stars v AmaZulu FC 7.30 pm Royal
Bafokeng Stadium

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