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Mashamaite Claims ‘Chiefs Have Fallen Over’, Pinpoints Who Is To Blame

Kaizer Chiefs legend Tefu Mashamaite believes his former side has fallen over and that there has to be collective accountability as far as the challenges at the club are concerned.

Mashamaite was part of the last generation to have won silver at Naturena nine seasons ago.

Amakhosi are enduring a long dry spell having been knocked out of every cup competition this season and are fighting to finish in the top half this season.

They are currently sitting in ninth position on the DStv Premiership log on 33 points, one point behind Polokwane City who have played one more game.

The former PSL Player of the Season spoke to iDiski Times writer Lethabo Kganyago in the latest edition of the newspaper where he also said the biggest challenge is that the culture of winning has been forgotten.

“Going almost a decade without winning anything in the history of the club is just a tough one,” Mashamaite told iDiski Times.

“And wherever you go, first of all, supporters and everyone is disappointed. Chiefs have fallen over, even people who do not support Chiefs are wondering what’s happening, so I can only give you a perspective of an outsider looking in.

“For me, looking from the outside, it’s an issue of culture. I see the whole thing being bandied around players, like every time players are blamed – ‘players are not serious, players this, players that’.

“But for years, how many players have been signed at Chiefs? Players come and go. Coaches come and go. At the end of the day I feel like it’s just an issue of culture, that winning mind-set, that winning culture, that winning philosophy somehow it has been forgotten.

“And now it will be a bit of injustice to compartmentalise blame. So the whole structure needs to take blame, as I have already said it is a cultural thing.”

You can read Mashamaite’s full interview with Kganyago in edition 153 available for FREE when you SUBSCRIBE for IDiski Times WhatsApp channel.

Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago is currently working as a web and newspaper writer for iDiski Times. This award-winning sports journalist covers the Limpopo area and also specialises in coverage of women's football, including Banayana Banyana.