Chiefs Recruits: Will Motaung's New Players Impress Incoming Coach

Johannesburg - Ailing PSL soccer giants Kaizer Chiefs will recruit more players without a substantive coach in place, according to manager Bobby Motaung - but the move could backfire if the recruits fail to impress the coach. 

“We are definitely going into the market to bolster the team, but the core of the team will still be there. How many? It depends. On this journey you never say, ‘I want two players’.

“Sometimes it exceeds because of what you see [in the market]. There’s now COSAFA, and there are other countries where there are tournaments and we’ve been looking. You might find that you get an exceptional player that is not what you have, and you take him,” said Motaung

Chiefs’ hunt for a replacement for Steve Komphela is still ongoing, with Motaung earlier confirming that the list of applicants has been narrowed down to just six candidates.
Bobby Motaung 

While a number of local clubs have already been delving into the market in preparation for the new season, Chiefs have yet to confirm player movements from their side.

However, this is not due to the absence of a head coach, with Motaung having assured that the club is fully aware of the sort of changes necessary.

“Fortunately we know our challenges [within the squad]. The coaches we’re engaging with, some of them have done their research,” said Motaung.

“We give feedback in our interviews on what the challenges are and what possibilities are there. Input will always be there [from the coach], whichever way.

“Obviously, coaches do their research and know where we lack and they give input when we sign, to say this is also what they feel is right. But we know our challenge as a club. We have a technical committee that understands the needs analysis.”

With the arrival of the likes of Leonardo Castro, Siphelele Ntshangase and Kabelo Mahlasela in January, ‘Bobsteak’ further alerted fans not to expect an overhaul of the squad.

“We’ve also bolstered the team in January, so it depends on which parts of the team we’ll be adding onto and from which positions,” he asserted.

“We’re not going to change 15-20 players like we’re building a new team. It will create challenges for the new coach and for adaptation [amongst the players]. - Online Sources

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