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Ertugral: Chiefs Need To Learn From Downs

Former Kaizer Chiefs coach Muhsin Ertugral has given a shattering verdict of the current Amakhosi side, saying “it’s heartbreaking” to see them in this state.

The 61-year-old now works as Technical Director for his home country Turkey, but is currently in South Africa on a three-week holiday ahead of the UEFA European Championship 2020.

Ertugral, who was in charge of the Glamour Boys between 1999 and 2003 as well as between 2007 and 2009, says Chiefs and rivals Orlando Pirates need to look at Mamelodi Sundowns for inspiration.

“It’s heartbreaking to see Kaizer Chiefs like that. They need to conquer Africa, not only here. You can see that by Sundowns,” he told iDiski Times journalist Rob Delport in an exclusive interview.

“And they need to be on par with Sundowns. And also Pirates, these are the locomotives in South African football.

“You need Sundowns, Pirates, Chiefs to run South African football and the other football teams will follow.

“You can’t have these clubs on crutches. Sundowns has learnt that from all those years before, and I think they now need to learn from Sundowns.”

You can read more of the interview, where Ertugral also chats about why Farouk Khan should become SAFA’s Technical Director as well as the shortcomings of the current coaching setup in South Africa, in the current edition of iDiski Times – available in Zulu and English.

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