Former Kaizer Chiefs Star Offers Solution to Amakhosi’s Problems, Uses Rival Club As Example

Former Kaizer Chiefs Star Offers Solution to Amakhosi’s Problems, Uses Rival Club As Example

Edwin Kiplagat
updated at June 11, 2024 at 6:26 AM
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  • Kaizer Chiefs have struggled to win trophies over the last nine seasons and a 10th-place finish in 2023/24 was a new low
  • Amakhosi's last trophy was the 2015 league title and they are looking for a coach to lead them back to top flight success
  • Former Chiefs winger, Thuso Phala, has asked the club to look at Mamelodi Sundowns to find their solutions on the pitch

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Kaizer Chiefs recently ended their ninth season without a trophy, with fans pleading for change.

Amakhosi finished a disappointing 10th, 37 points behind champions Mamelodi Sundowns, in what was a new low for the Soweto giants.

Former Chiefs winger, Thuso Phala, has urged the club to look at Masandawana to solve their problems.

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Former Kaizer Chiefs star, Thuso Phala, has asked the club to buy Mamelodi Sundowns players. Photo by iDiski Times.
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Amakhosi's last trophy was the 2015 PSL title under former Bafana Bafana coach, Stuart Baxter.

Since then, they have endured some dismal campaigns. They finished ninth in the 2018/19 season, but last campaign's 10th-place finish was their worst in the PSL era.

Phala believes the club lacks players with a winning and fighting spirit, and their solution is to sign Sundowns fringe players.

"I don't see Chiefs... I can't even count five players who would have that. You need to have those players in your team to carry your team, besides the coach, besides the management. It's not about the talent anymore. It's about the players around you that you have," Phala said via KickOff.
"Go out there and spend money, even if it means go to [Mamelodi] Sundowns and buy those fringe players who are not playing regularly. Buy them out of contracts. Give them a big contract. They say money doesn't buy everything, but in this instance, money will buy something."

Phala emphasised that the Glamour Boys have no time to construct a team with young players.

"This building of young players at Chiefs, there is no time to build. A big team like Kaizer Chiefs can't afford to be out of the top eight. It's unacceptable, and you know it affects a lot of fans and it affects South African football. I think Chiefs need to be seen."

The club is also looking to appoint a new coach as they look to produce a much better campaign in 2024/25. AS FAR Rabat coach, Nasreddine Nabi, is the leading candidate for the role, per SABC Sport.

Mashamaite details Kaizer Chiefs' major problem

Sports Brief also reported on former Chiefs captain, Tefu Mashamaite, highlighting why players at the club are not the problem.

He added that Chiefs need a culture as winners, and the rest, like becoming a force in African football, will surely fall into place.

Ex-Kaizer Chiefs star lists 4 issues with Amakhosi

Sports Brief also previously reported on David Kannemeyer, naming four issues Kaizer Chiefs must address to return to winning ways.

He said the Glamour Boys needed to address planning, culture, philosophy, and scouting to become a competitive team yet again.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.