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Shabba Makes Strong Chiefs Claim

Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana legend Siphiwe Tshabalala has insisted that the current Amakhosi don’t have a team but good players that can compete.

Tshabalala represented Chiefs for 11 years and made over 290 appearances. During his spell at the Village, Shabba won two league titles, three Telkom Knockout trophies, one MTN8 and one Nedbank Cup trophy. The left-footer also scored over 40 goals for Amakhosi.

The retired legend, who famously scored the opening goal of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, recently addressed Chiefs’ issues, speaking to Robert Marawa on Radio 947.

“Chiefs doesn’t have bad players; they’ve got good players. But they don’t have a team,” Tshabalala told Marawa.

“They’ve got good players, players that come from development, they are good players but now they get lost because there’s no team, there’s no structure.

“People normally say let’s play the ‘Pirates way’, let’s play the ‘Sundowns way’, let’s play the ‘Chiefs way’, cause there was identity before, so we miss that.

“Ask me what is the ‘Chiefs way’ or ask a player what is the ‘Chiefs way’, I don’t think they will give the answer you expect.

“And also another critical thing is, the team must also check the caliber of players they bring, not only the talent only but also the personality and the character.

“You’re coming to the environment that can be hostile, an environment that can build you, an environment that has a lot of attention. Can you take it? Can you take that attention? Can you take being one the spotlight every now and then?

“I think, that’s another important thing. Cause some players they do well two, three days they get the praise and they’re okay. One bad game they get the stick and then they are gone.”

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