- Kaizer Chiefs have reportedly released 44 players over the last 3 years
- Manager Bobby Motaung feels that many players arrive with a good reputation, but can’t deal with the pressure of the Chiefs badge
- The Amakhosi currently top the PSL table and face Polokwane City on 14 September
Kaizer Chiefs endured a terrible season last term as they finished in 9th spot on the Premier Soccer League (PSL) log.
The final nail in the coffin was when the Soweto giants were humbled by minnow TS Galaxy in the Nedbank Cup final.
Following the dismal performances, Briefly.co.za reported that Chiefs underwent a significant player overhaul in a bid to turn things around.
Daily Sun reported that the Amakhosi have released a whopping 44 players over the last three seasons.
Briefly.co.za also reported that defender Letlhogonolo Mirwa’s contract was terminated even though it was meant to run until June 2021.
Club manager Bobby Motaung touched on one of the potential reasons for the high player turnover.
As reported by the Chiefs website, Motaung said: "Look, at times players come here at the back of good performances and highly recommended.”
Motaung added, "Pressure comes in different forms; it can be competition or simply the overwhelming pressure that comes with the jersey and the badge."
The strategy seems to be reaping rewards as Chiefs currently top the PSL standings and they next face Polokwane City on 14 September.
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