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'Disappointed with the Chiefs management' 16/08/04
Amakhosi fan Nkululeko Nxasana says that he is disappointed at the Kaizer Chiefs management for the lack of ambition they have shown in the transfer market.

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'I am venting my disappointment at Chiefs management'

Hi all,
I must be honest, I do not understand how a big club like Kaizer Chiefs can settle to play second fiddle to Sundowns, especially when it comes to player signings.
Kaizer announced that they no longer have interest in Ndlovu and have given up on securing his signature because of the bidding war between them and Downs.

He also says that Chiefs has to take care of the welfare of all players and they will not pay that kind of money for 1 player. What a load of bull dust! Soccer has evolved and no two players are worth the same in any team anywhere in the world. There are players that will always come at a higher price than others and that is something that the dear Mr Motaung needs to accept.
The fact that Sundowns will announce the signing of both Chukwu and Ndlovu is a sign that Kaizer has totally lost his vision as the leading man of soccer in this country. What makes it worse is that both players had the eagerness to play for KC before any other team in this country.

Not only were they bringing their skills, but were bringing passion as well. As for Ndlovu, it is rumoured that his whole family are Kaizer Chiefs supporters and he desperately wanted to play for KC, but of course its not just passion that counts anymore as I have mentioned it before. As passionate as a player may be about a team, money talks these days and that is the bottom line.
I therefore feel very disappointed by Kaizer Chiefs and their inability to secure these two players or at least one of them. R2.5m plus is not a lot of money for Kaizer Chiefs considering the club's pulling power when it comes to games, plus all the sponsorships the club has.

I want to know where all of that money is going? Is it all about self enrichment? I am pretty certain that Chiefs would have realised return on the money spent had these players been secured in no more than 5 games, let alone winning the league and some cup competitions.

And what about the Champions League. Surely winning that would have meant that there was value in signing these players. I do not believe we should place too much of a burden on young Mbesuma to do all the work for us. Yes we have the most creative midfield players in the country, but, where will all the goals come from?

Mbesuma is no doubt very good, but he needs help upfront. What happens if he gets injured and gets a red card? Will we really on Radebe and Musasa? Are they really Ndlovu and Chukwu material?
Ladies and gents, all in all, I am venting my disappointment at Chiefs management for not signing Ndlovu at least. To me it shows a serious lack of vision and the acceptance of becoming a second class citizen after being royalty for so long.

Soon, we will adopt a slogan that says "once were kings" if things don't change drastically at Chiefs. Maybe it is time for Kaizer to retire and let a younger man take the hot seat as CEO of the team. Someone who will have the responsibility of securing big money sponsorships and who will not be afraid to splash out 7 digit figures to secure us the best players.

Don't get me wrong, I have always been an admirer of Kaizer but maybe age is catching up with the man and we need new blood to lead the team into the future. Barring that, we must brace ourselves to accept the fact that we will play second fiddle to Sundowns for many more years to come.

As Kaizer said himself "we will have to try and beat Sundowns on the field of play..." clearly throwing in the towel on overwhelming the Brazilians in the transfer market. I just wonder how many more Chiefs players will defect to Downs?
People at Chiefs need to understand that for the supporters, its not just about winning on the field. Its about pride, its about being the best in every aspect of the game. We go to games to show our passion for the team, people cry when the team loses, others have died on the roads to and from games.

The least the Chiefs management can do is recognise that and do what's best for the team and save it from being number 2. The KC brand was built of best players, vision and loyalty. Lets keep that momentum going and stay South Africa's number 1 team Mr Motaung.
And to fellow Kaizer Chiefs fans, stop being bad losers. We were in the forefront chasing Ndlovu, now that he is signed by Downs, Chiefs fans want to come with excuses that he is not worth it because he is 31. Bull! I say. If a player is worth it, he is worth it.
Nevertheless, Khosi4life
Nkululeko Nxasana

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