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Amakhosi Legend – Why Are Chiefs Not Doing It Like Sundowns?

Kaizer Chiefs legend Pollen Ndlanya has questioned the club’s scouting and insisted they should go back to involving legends like Mamelodi Sundowns are doing.

Ndlanya first represented Amakhosi between 1990 and 1991 but didn’t spend much time with side. He returned to Chiefs between 1994 and 1996 where he made name for himself before completing a move to Turkish side Goztepe.

‘Trompies’ as he is famously known is a retired legend, who is currently coaching in the third division, and he is also a business owner in Daveyton, Gauteng.

He recently chated with iDiskiTimes senior writer Velile Mnyando, explaining that he believes Chiefs’ level dropped because they don’t have scouts or legends who are working for them like Sundowns do.

“You know when you talk about Chiefs, Chiefs are a big team. It’s a big brand and we shouldn’t be lying and the situation that they’re in is not fair. But it’s all about the people and the management who are running the team to have vision like the supporters,” he told iDiski Times.

“Kaizer Chiefs supporters are so spoilt, they want to win all the time. But now my problem and my question is who’s doing recruitment, scouting the players?

“I always make an example with Sundowns. You will find the scouts, networking scouts – legends like Mambush are scouting for the team and the likes of Surprise Moriri they are scouting, the likes of Godfrey Sapula are scouts.

“But are they doing the same at Chiefs? I don’t think so. Who’s scouting for them because you need the scouts to scout quality players, a player that’s capable of playing for this big brand.

“You know those days we used to see the likes of Kunene and Teenage Dladla scout and go down there. I was scouted by the late Ryder Mofokeng. He had vision, a legend who understands this game.

“But who’s doing the scouting now? I don’t know. It’s a problem.”

Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco is one of South Africa's brightest up-and-coming football journalists. Makonco shot to prominence on social media as a reliable source for South African football news and transfer stories, and is currently working as a junior journalist at iDiski Times.