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Shabba On What’s The Issue At Chiefs

Former Kaizer Chiefs winger Siphiwe Tshabalala believes the continuous changes of the coaches have not benefitted his former club, saying when Amakhosi are doing poorly it also affects him personally.

Shabba, who is now working as an ambassador for the Nedbank Cup, was part of the last generation who won silverware at Naturena before joining BB Erzurumspor in 2018.

With Chiefs again have squandered all their chances to win a trophy this season – making it now nearly nine successive campaigns without a trophy, Tshabalala discussed the topic and what he feels contributes to the downfall.

“We have good players but the inconsistence still remains a challenge and we’re still battling to form a team,” he said during a zoom press conference, organised by Nedbank.

“So there’s great players, but we’re still not yet at the level where you could say we are a team.

“And I think it’s a process. It’s something that will take a while. I know people are frustrated and I for one I’m also frustrated, because when Chiefs is not doing well, I’m also in trouble – I can’t walk freely, I can’t go to gym and train by myself.

“People stop and ask me, [what’ going on] but I keep saying to them that it’s a process, it’s gonna take a while.

“I mean, for the past three or four years, there have been a lot of changes in the coaching department, which also destabilises the team.

“And I believe that, next season, maybe things will change. But this is not directly or players-only, I think it needs a helicopter view. If we look at things holistically, maybe we might find the root of these misfortunes,

“But it’s not about players only. I think it’s a collective, and it needs to be rectified as such.”

While Shabba’s former side, Chiefs, who are the record champions of the Ke Yona Cup have been knocked out of the competition, Maswanganyi and Pirates still have a chance to defend their title.

It means that fans of the Buccaneers and the other Last-8 teams still have a chance to win their share of R5 million as part of the Ke Yona, Ya Rona campaign.

David Kappel
David Kappel
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