Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Nhlanhla Kubheka insists that coach Steve Komphela needs more time to settle in at the clubs.
During Komphela’s first season in charge at Naturena, he failed to win any silverware after finishing fifth in the Absa Premiership and reaching the MTN8 and Telkom Knockout finals.
The 37-year-old believes that Steve Komphela is a long-term coach and should be given a chance to show his footballing philosophies.
‘They should give Steve a chance and they mustn’t judge him… Steve is not a one or two-season coach. But he’s a long-term coach with great philosophical ideas in terms of grooming players and solidifying the team,’ Kubheka told KickOff.com.
‘I think we need to actually bring one right-back, one left-back and perhaps three strikers and two midfielders. I feel the rest you can actually produce our own youngsters.’
Both Siyanda Xulu and Bongani Ndulula have been put on the transfer list after having spent just one season with the club, but Kubheka insists that there is a lot of exceptions when becoming a Chiefs player.
‘Unfortunately Steve thought those players were the correct players but unfortunately they didn’t make it to the team because, to be quite honest, it is very difficult to play for Kaizer Chiefs,’ the defender added.
‘There’s a lot of expectations and you need to be strong mentally if you come and join Kaizer Chiefs. So unfortunately those players they bought didn’t deliver.’
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