Khune was right

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Itume­leng Khune right­fully ques­tioned the Chiefs play­ers’ com­mit­ment af­ter their Telkom Knock­out semi-fi­nal hu­mil­i­a­tion at the hands of Orlando Pi­rates. Yet ques­tions should be asked of the re­cruit­ment com­mit­tee that scouts these medi­ocre play­ers. Chiefs haven’t won an of­fi­cial cup in three sea­sons and coach Gio­vanni Solani was given a man­date to re­store the club pride, yet his ten­ure was des­tined to end in tears as he in­her­ited an un­bal­anced and rather av­er­age team. He didn’t have a win­ning team be­cause he re­lied on a mysterious ro­ta­tion pol­icy which was dis­as­trous and killed the team’s mo­men­tum. The prob­lem is, though, that Chiefs haven’t got qual­ity play­ers ready to step into the fray. Khune ques­tioned the team’s qual­ity be­cause it hasn’t lived up to ex­pec­ta­tions, or what is ex­pected of them. Chiefs have never played in a half-empty sta­dium, but they did in the CAF fix­ture in Port El­iz­a­beth, which tells you some­thing about the sup­port­ers’ feel­ings for the team and their progress thus far de­spite their com­fort­able vic­tory over Zi­mamoto FC in the first leg. It’s about time team management takes sup­port­ers se­ri­ously and re­cruits de­serv­ing play­ers who are fit to wear our gold and black colours, and not just free agents. Wandile Mtana, Uiten­hage

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