Desperate times call for desperate measures, as they say, and Kaizer Chiefs are already at that juncture just three games into the new league season.
EXPERIMENTAL LINEUPS AREN’T WORKING
Chiefs head coach Molefi Ntseki opted for Tebogo Potsane, Ranga Chivaviro and Pule Mmodi in attack, and the new-look front three failed to impress, mustering just two shots on target in the entire match. Ntseki will hope to have Ashley Du Preez back for the visit of AmaZulu on Saturday, 26 August. As it stands, Chiefs are still winless after three DStv Premiership matches this season, scoring just one goal in total. The likes of Tebogo Potsane, Ranga Chivaviro and Mduduzi Mdantsane have all been underwhelming. Even established stars like Sifiso Hlanti shouldn’t just waltz into the side, especially after performances like Sunday’s against Galaxy.
PETERSEN IS NOT OVERLY IMPRESSIVE IN PLACE OF KHUNE
Misfiring strikers aren’t the only problems at Kaizer Chiefs. The Glamour Boys don’t seem to have an obvious number 1 goalkeeper at their disposal. Club legend Itu Khune is declining, although he has just signed a final one-year deal, and Brandon Petersen hasn’t been convincing in between the sticks, with his own goal not helping the player’s cause. What must happen now? Should Khune be recalled? It’s a dilemma that Ntseki would prefer not to have.
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