- Unimpressed Kaizer Chiefs fans participated in a march to the club’s base at Naturena in Johannesburg on Friday
- The disgruntled fans’ memorandum was accepted by Chiefs marketing director Jessica Motaung and Kaizer Motaung Junior, who also addressed the media
- Amakhosi fans believe the club should fire football manager Bobby Motaung, who is failing to recruit quality coaches and players
It doesn’t rain but it pours for one of the biggest football clubs in South Africa, Kaizer Chiefs. This comes after a number of disgruntled fans embarked on a protest on Friday.
The Love and Peace supporters marched to the club’s headquarters in Naturena, south of Johannesburg on Friday morning to air their grievances.
Organised by a number of supporters’ branches, their memorandum was accepted by the club’s marketing director Jessica Motaung and former striker, Kaizer Motaung Junior.
In what was seen as a peaceful march, the hard-to-please supporters are complaining about the club’s style of management, lacklustre displays and the well-documented trophy drought.
Amakhosi last lifted a trophy back in the 2014/15 season under former coach Stuart Baxter, a coach who has already been linked with a sensational return to the helm. Baxter is reportedly in talks with the club’s management, led by chairman Kaizer Motaung, and the English mentor is said to be earmarked to replace Gavin Hunt.
Although Hunt has done well in the CAF Champions League quarter-finals as Chiefs are set to face Simba SC on Saturday at FNB Stadium, the same cannot be said on the domestic front.
Amakhosi are struggling in the DStv Premiership, they occupy the 10th spot with 30 points and have three games remaining to secure a spot in the top eight.
The failure to collect wins and remain consistent has led to the protest and many have also voiced their unhappiness on poor quality signings.
Moreover, some have lashed out at the club for retaining football manager Bobby Motaung, calling for him to be axed.
“Kaizer Chiefs fans are tired.”
“Poor fans, feel for you. Just leave and come to Sundowns.”
“If Bobby doesn't act or step down, Yes, we will look for other options.”
“Thank you @kaizerm_jr for welcoming us @KaizerChiefs diehard fans. We love our team.”
"@KaizerChiefs, my only advice for Kaizer Chiefs is that they must remove Bobby Motaung from the management post. It's high time now for Kaizer Jnr. Motaung and Jessica Motaung to run the club. Enough is enough. Sidikiwe #KaizerChiefsProtest."
Briefly News also reported that Chiefs fans were not convinced on Twitter after the club announced that goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is serving a suspension.
This website had an article that Chiefs are on the verge of missing key players in their CAF Champions League quarter-final encounter against Simba SC on Saturday afternoon.
Veteran keeper Khune will not face the Tanzanian outfit on Saturday at FNB Stadium as he out is out due to suspension.
Meanwhile, Amakhosi also clarified the issue regarding striker Khama Billiat. The 30-year-old was a notable absentee in their midweek match against Swallows FC.
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