Itumeleng Khune Has revealed why Kaizer Chiefs would likely not to get any silverware this season and beyond, if appropriate steps are not taken.
“Is this Kaizer Chiefs? Is this the players that deserve to play for the team (sic)? I doubt it.”
And with those remarks Itumeleng Khune had questioned the club’s entire recruitment policy as the Glamour Boys buckled yet again – and for the third time in a calendar year – to their Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates at the weekend.
The goalkeeper had just been stolen for a quickie in an impromptu post-match reaction by broadcasters SuperSport following Chiefs’ 2-1 defeat to the PSL defending champions over the weekend
“We are a big team. We can’t be conceding goals like this. Schoolboy errors week in, week out, it leads us to not winning matches, and we can never win any trophy by the way we are playing, not even in the next three years.” Khune cried out.
The fact is that Amakhosi were warned – even when they were among the most miserly of rearguards in the seasons before with Steve Komphela in charge, questions have always been raised about whether this was the kind of defense that could win a championship.
And the answer has often been a resounding NO, but because it wasn’t one of the players saying so, the cries fell on deaf ears.
Apparently some of Booysen’s ex-employers laughed themselves silly when they heard the centreback had managed to escape life in the NFD wilderness with Ajax Cape Town by signing for Chiefs in August.
Walusimbi, a Ugandan international headed to next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, still needs a bit of time to adapt to the pace of the South African Premier League, while Ngezana has taken a few steps backwards in his growth this season.
Mphahlele is more attack-minded than he has ever been, while Daniel Cardoso has been kicking his heels on the bench after an awful start to Solinas’ reign of errors.
The captain has spoken. Maybe that’s enough, but I am guessing it may very well be too late to amend anything now or what do you think?.