Phakaaathi Reporter
Football writer
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14 May 2017
10:52 am

We chose the wrong players – Motaung

Phakaaathi Reporter

Kaizer Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung has conceded that wrong choices were made when signing new players at the beginning of the season.

Chiefs signed Edmore Chirambadare, Mitchell Katsvairo, Lewis Macha, Keagan Buchanan, Enocent Mkhabela, Ryan Moon, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Sibusiso Khumalo and Joseph Molangoane.

Of all the players signed, only Chirambadare, Mphahlele, Khumalo and Molangoane have been regulars this season.

“It simply means we made the wrong choices,” Motaung told the City Press.

“That’s why the issue of review comes into play. We need to check if we did the right things or not. Obviously, we also need to look at our youth structure as there are some good prospects”.

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Motaung believes players are overpriced when Chiefs want to sign them.

“The market is skewed as the player’s value is determined by where he is going or who is interested in him – not by the actual value of the player.

“A player could be worth R500 000 to one club, but, when it come to Chiefs, the asking price will be about R5 million. I think we must follow the European way, where everything is transparent.”

Chiefs will now go two successive seasons without silverware, but Motaung has thrown his weight behind coach Steve Komphela.

“The first season was not so bad as far as I’m concerned because we reached two cup finals, although we didn’t do well in the league. With the team we have now, we are playing much better than last season and there is improvement. But we need to tighten up the loose ends as it is clear there is something missing,” he said.

“Steve still has my backing, but we will obviously analyse the whole thing at the end of the season. We cannot use the fact that he did not win anything in the past two seasons as a reason to change.”