- Kaizer Chiefs are yet to appoint a head coach, something which is of huge concern to Lucas Radebe
- The former Bafana Bafana captain and Kaizer Chiefs legend says each day without a coach is hurting the team’s chances of doing well next season
- Radebe said the club needed to appoint a quality coach who would instil discipline in the players
Former Bafana Bafana captain and Kaizer Chiefs legend Lucas Radebe has weighed in on the Kaizer Chiefs head coach debate. Radebe said the fact that the club had not appointed a head coach this late in the pre-season was deeply concerning.
Radebe pointed out that each day which passed without an appointment was hurting the clubs chances of doing well in the 2018/19 season. He said the only upside was that there was still time because this was the time of year when players worked on fitness rather than tactics.
Kaizer Chiefs have yet to appoint a replacement for Steve Komphela who quit dramatically in April after the team were knocked out of the Nedbank Cup in the now infamous match in Durban. The club has been led by assistant coach Patrick Mabedi in the interim.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Radebe said it was getting to be crunch time for Kaizer Chiefs to make an announcement, he added that as Komphela had proved Kaizer Chiefs needed not just a coach but a quality coach who could instil discipline in the players.
Kickoff.co.za reported that Radebe said that a big team like Kaizer Chiefs could pay an especially high price at the end of the season if their pre-season training did not go as well as it should.
Radebe said he doubted that the club would be working on tactics or planning for the season at this stage of the pre-season. He believes the players will be focused on conditioning, fitness and strength training to ensure they are ready for whoever takes over.
Earlier this week, Bobby Motaung said the club would not be rushed into making an appointment and would bide it’s time to find the right man for the job. He also confirmed that Mabedi would not be promoted to the top job.
Kaizer Chiefs will face Mamelodi Sundowns in the first pre-season match on 21 July. The teams will play in the inaugural Shell Helix Ultra Cup which will be played at the FNB Stadium.
The club’s supporters will be hoping for a vastly improved 2018/19 season. The club has not won any titles in three-years, the longest winless spell in its history.
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