13 Chiefs Stars In Danger After Kaizer Jnr’s Comments

If Kaizer Motaung Jnr’s comments last week are anything to go buy, then it means about 13 senior players at Naturena are looking over their shoulders.



If Kaizer Motaung Jnr’s comments last week are anything to go buy, then it means about 13 senior players at Naturena are looking over their shoulders.

The recently appointed sporting director told journalists at the launch of the Toyota sleeve sponsorship that his main objective was to reduce the average age of the squad and clean house given that the approach applied over the last seven years “hasn’t worked”.



Motaung argued that Chiefs were proud of their youth academy and that many of them should be coming through the ranks to play for the senior team than has been the case – he used Doctor Khumalo and Thabo Mooki as the two Amakhosi icons that started playing for the first team when they were still teenagers.

It means several of the over 30s could be on the chopping block, and that includes big names like veteran Itumeleng Khune and skipper Bernard Parker.



Chiefs had five players from the development structures make the semifinal game against Horoya in the CAF Champions League last year, a proud moment for the club, said Motaung Jnr, although he did not mention that then coach Gavin Hunt had little choice in the sense that Amakhosi were still serving a FIFA ban.

There was no other option other than to play the kids as Chiefs could not register new players, so it comes as no surprise that many of them aren’t regulars now that the club has brought in nine new players since July 1.

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