Major Overhaul Anticipated at Kaizer Chiefs After Another Disappointing Season

Major Overhaul Anticipated at Kaizer Chiefs After Another Disappointing Season

Robert Abong'o
May 14, 2024 at 3:31 PM
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  • Kaizer Chiefs are set to undergo a major overhaul ahead of the 2024-25 season
  • The club's sporting director has called for the need for a comprehensive approach
  • Recent transfer activity and high player turnover have been a concern for Amakhosi

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Kaizer Chiefs are set to undergo a significant transformation in the coming season as they look to turn around their fortunes after a torrid campaign.

The Soweto giants have endured a frustrating period, failing to win any silverware for the past eight seasons.

The drought has left their loyal supporters yearning for the glory days of the past.

Kaizer Chiefs fans during the Carling Black Label Champion Cup against Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium on July 29, 2017, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: Lefty Shivambu,
Kaizer Chiefs fans cheer their team on in a previous Carling Black Label Champion Cup against Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium in 2017. Photo: Lefty Shivambu,
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Kaizer Motaung Jr, the club's sporting director, promised that a new coaching staff will be in place for the 2024-25 season, signalling the start of a major overhaul. He stressed that the search for the right candidate has been underway for some time.

“There is definitely. It’s something we communicated from the onset. Cavin [Johnson] has stepped in on an interim basis, and we’re committed to having a different technical structure next season. But yes, definitely, the plans have long been in motion; we’ll have a different technical structure next season," he said, as reported by Times Live.

The interim coach, Cavin Johnson, who took over after Molefi Ntseki's dismissal, continued to lead the team for the remainder of the current season.

Motaung Jr. acknowledged that the club's woes have been multifaceted, requiring a comprehensive approach to address the issues.

The club's transfer activity in recent seasons has also come under scrutiny, with a high turnover of players and limited success in the market. Ahead of the current campaign, Chiefs made nine new signings, including the late Luke Fleurs, who tragically passed away in a hijacking incident.

As per The South African, the club has already released two of those players, and at least five more are being linked with potential exits.

Motaung Jr. acknowledged the need for a more strategic approach to player recruitment, stating that the club is aware of what needs to be done and what they haven't done right in the past.

Kaizer Chiefs to Make seven new appointments

Sports Brief reported Kaizer Chiefs could be witnessing a new era in the coming season as reports indicated that no fewer than seven appointments would be made.

Molefi Nteski's appointment was criticised and was unpopular due to his lack of a positive track record.

Before he was appointed Chiefs senior team coach, he had never handled a professional side at that level.

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