Kaizer Chiefs head coach Gavin Hunt can challenge for the Premiership title without further transfers, according to former Glamour Boys defender Tlou Molekwane.
The Soweto giants are still awaiting the outcome of their transfer ban appeal from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Molekwane believes even if the club fails to get the ban overturned Hunt will be able to lead Chiefs to the top of the league with a young squad.
“Coach Gavin, even if you check his time at Bidvest Wits, a lot of players played under him from development. He is the coach who believes in young players,” Molekwane told SowetanLIVE.
“I will say they will compete even if that ban is not concluded anytime soon. The sooner the coach introduces them, the better, and I was happy that he gave them a chance.
“After four or five games, those players will be settled in the team. It is the right time to be played because last season they were not. They were playing for five or 10 minutes. It is not enough, but you can see the hunger from them, I’m happy to see them playing.”
Yagan Sasman, 24, Reeve Frosler, 22, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, 20, Njabulo Blom, 20, and Happy Mashiane, 22, all starred for Chiefs as they beat Maritzburg United in the MTN8 quarterfinals.
Amakhosi kick-start their Premiership campaign against rivals Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 15:30.
- TEAMtalk media