Kaizer Chiefs Chairman Kaizer Motaung Snr believes it is only a matter of time before Academy success translates to a return to the top for the first team.
YOUTH IS THE WAY FOR KAIZER CHIEFS
Motaung feels that the club have actually benefitted from the two-window transfer ban.
“We must remember that the team is where it is today, perhaps due to the FIFA ban not enabling us to sign players,” he said.
Njabulo Blom, who left the club for MLS outfit St Louis City SC, was among those promoted.
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“We were forced to look inside and we promoted some good youngsters. In this new season we will see more of that happening, while we are also looking at the transfer market to deal with our immediate challenges.
“I think they are going to see the fruits of our development very soon, in terms of the youngsters who have come into the first team, and I do hope our supporters will give these youngsters a chance to get their find their feet.”
According to the boss it is all about getting better at Naturena.
“We gear ourselves to look for a better season than last season. Ultimately, our goal is to get to the top and stay there, where we belong.”
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Motaung believes the Academy’s work is something worth shouting from the rooftops.
“Our development teams have done very well. They all won trophies, which tells you a story of what is happening in our development structures next door (at the Kaizer Chiefs Academy).
“I am very happy with what is happening there. We may not be able to see the fruits of our development immediately, but we are on the right track.”
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