Kick Off

Chiefs must go back to its roots


I understand the mood of gratitude to Kaizer Chiefs after Arthur Zwane was confirmed as interim coach to redeem the team from muddied waters.

However, we need to be realistic as to how our team plays to win or loses games and this affects the team performanc­e. There’s always the ‘Chiefs way’ to win games through their identity that preserves glamour to the club. In world football, a team identity does not just revolve around the tactical aspects of the game. ‘Identity’ is an umbrella term that also coincides with how a unit responds to adversity, or their willingnes­s and ability to finish games.

The strength of Chiefs always lies on its identity to win matches but now we see more players and coaches with less interest to commit to our style of play.

And this starts from scouts to get the right people in the market to play for us. The demise of Chiefs is evidence that we shifted from our culture and traditions of our club. We are going to face more obstacles if we persist to neglect team identity. History has taught us that Chiefs has won more trophies by playing beautiful football. By Wandile Mtana, Uitenhage

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