Kaizer Chiefs Defender Given Msimango Acknowledges Fans’ Frustrations Amidst Poor Results

Kaizer Chiefs Defender Given Msimango Acknowledges Fans’ Frustrations Amidst Poor Results

Robert Abong'o
updated at March 1, 2024 at 4:56 PM
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  • Seeing fans frustrated is a sad sight for Kaizer Chiefs defender Given Msimango
  • Amakhosi will finish the season cupless after losing to Milford FC in the Nedbank Cup
  • Msimango featured against TS Galaxy, Highlands Park and the Uni. of Johannesburg

Kaizer Chiefs defender, Given Msimango, has opened up about the distress he feels seeing the team's supporters upset due to the disappointing performance this season.

For Msimango, being part of Chiefs is more than just a job.

Growing up in Brakpan, he was a devoted supporter of the club, and joining them this season was a dream come true.

Kaizer Chiefs defender Given Msimango. Photo: @givenmsimango23.
Given Msimango understands fans' hurt amid dismal results for Kaizer Chiefs. Photo: @givenmsimango23.
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The 26-year-old has featured for the Amakhosi against TS Galaxy, Highlands Park, and the University of Johannesburg.

Despite the dream of playing for his beloved club, the season hasn't gone as hoped. The club suffered a devastating loss to Milford FC in the Nedbank Cup, adding to their trophy drought spanning nine seasons.

Msimango expressed his sorrow at seeing the disappointment on the faces of the fans.

"What hurts the most is seeing the hurt on our fans' faces. We're human beings, and they spend their hard-earned money to support us," Msimango lamented. "Every day, you feel the pain in the little interactions, whether it's with the petrol attendant or the shopkeeper. It's tough when things aren't going well on the field,” Msimango said, as quoted by Independent Online.

However, there's still a chance to turn things around and give their fans something to celebrate. With upcoming DSTv Premiership clashes against Moroka Swallows and Orlando Pirates and a midweek clash with Golden Arrows, Cavin Johnson’s men can finish the season on a high note.

Search for Chiefs head coach intensifies

Meanwhile, the search for a new head coach is reportedly in its final stages, with five potential candidates emerging as front-runners.

Among them are Pitso Mosimane and Manqoba Mngqithi, both with previous experience in coaching positions at the club. The decision will prioritize a coach who aligns with the club's playing philosophy and culture.

"They are all good, but they are looking for someone who understands Chiefs' culture, customs, and playing philosophy. But it's as good as done that by the start of preseason, the new coach will be announced," a source told SNL24.

Chiefs Interim coach feeling the heat

Sports Brief reported that Kaizer Chiefs caretaker coach, Cavin Johnson, admitted that his job was no walk in the park.

Reflecting on the team's recent defeat, he admitted it was still sinking in.

However, his focus remains on the upcoming fixture against Swallows.

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