Kaizer Chiefs’ methods are not popular with everyone, especially not with Junior Khanye who now doubts the Absa Premiership title will goto Naturena.
Khanye has said that he had previously warned of Chiefs’ dip before last weekend, when the team’s league lead got reduced to six points.
“I said it when Chiefs was leading about 12 points on the log that I wasn’t convinced. People said I hate the club and always criticizing. People said I was bitter because I was no longer playing for the club and all that,” Khanye told Soccer Laduma.
“The only problem I have with Chiefs is how the team plays this season. They are very, very predictable. Chiefs should realize that for the other teams it is always a motivation playing against them. I don’t see them (Chiefs) winning this league,” the outspoken player added.
The Daveyton-born dribbling wizard, whose career was ruined by drink and general lack of discipline, concluded to articulate how Maritzburg United applied better tactics to earn the 2-1 win over Amakhosi.
“The difference now between them and Sundowns is only seven points, and Sundowns have a game in hand, although a game in hand doesn’t necessarily mean points in the bag. But anything can happen. For me, the game against Maritzburg was proof that Chiefs might struggle to win this league. That’s the game Chiefs should have won. Coach Eric Tinker’s plan was very simple and Chiefs should have capitalised on it. For example, he (Tinkler) had (Phumlani) Ntshangase playing at right back in the first half, which is not his natural position, and Siyanda Xulu was sometimes in the middle of the park. He had (Daylon) Claasen and (Mxolisi) Kunene on the wings, knowing very well that Chiefs like to play with full-backs, so he wanted to stop them by putting those two guys on the wings so as to cut the supply to the strikers. Tinkler was tactically spot on in the first half. He also pushed (Tebogo) Tlolane to add numbers up front,” Khanye added.
Chiefs next take on Highlands Park in a Nedbank Cup last 16 game in Tembisa on Saturday.
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