Ya neh! When you see security guards on the field, you must know kushubile (it’s trouble); especially when they are on the field to protect one man, and that man being Steve Komphela. It was very sad to witness, because fans are convinced ukuthi (that) is the reason they are not getting positive results.
But I said it last week, the team he (Komphela) inherited is a team that has reached the ceiling, so the squad needed panel beating in order to refresh itself and gain some fresh energy. Unfortunately it was refreshed with less quality players, also fans believe that they have quality to move the bus forward and smoothly, but mina (me) I’m saying Amakhosi’s board have put uKomphela under the bus.
Whoever did the identification of players, Amakhosi has manje (now), I don’t think he can come out and say it’s him, because he will be flushed by Chiefs’s faithful.
When you know ukuthi (that) you encountering financial challenges, then look to promote youth, but Amakhosi’s youth teams are also not producing quality players, so kunzima (it’s tough).
Chippa vs Amakhosi is not an easy fixture if you remember last season, Chiefs were totally dominated and losing 2-0 was always gonna stress Amakhosi going into the game.
Brilliant Khuzwayo got his first start this season as Khune got injured in the last game, he had a fair game and all the goals he conceded were definitely not his fault. He needs to be better with being vocal communication, because then he can prevent the danger. Unfortunately for him, Khune will be back in the next game.
In defence, especially without Khune you are bound to give early Christmas presents. With Khumalo suspended, it meant a change was expected, so Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Lorenzo Gordihno, Daniel Cardozo, plus debut for Siya Xulu. I thought they were over stretched by Chippas attacking strength, lot of emphasise on CHIPPA’s methodology in attack were 1v1 situation, knowing ukuthi (that) they are not strong in that aspect. They were lost in the mall, trust me “a solid defence is a platform for an attacking success”. Without a leader at the back kuzofiwa (it’s going be tough).
How a team dominates possession is determined by the quality of its midfielders, an area that exposes Amakhosi that there’s no quality whatsoever. For Willard Katsande and George Maluleka, this was their tough assignment against a possession hungry Chippa United. It was always going to be tough, especially if there’s a fundamental disconnection in defence, so it meant overload and overwork for both of them.
George Lebese and Edmore Chirambadare are playing because there’s no better option for now at the bench. Again, I doubt they understand the expectations, how Khosi attacks is determined by how quick their wingers are and how solid they are in 1v1 situations. So far they are succumbing to pressure by not taking risks. playing safe means no improvisation from them. Siphiwe “Shabba” Tshabalala lacks conviction and mentality, mentality to perform under this strenuous time and his decision making is shocking as he constantly gives away transition when Amakhosi are in attacking phase.
Joseph Molengoana aka Tite came in but with less time to impress but uzobamnandi (a good player).
In a few days iwindow iyavula (the transfer window is opening) and I’m hoping they’ve identified quality reinforcement.