Soccer Reporter
Football writer
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28 Nov 2014
12:30 pm

Can Nkhatha shake off the boos?

Soccer Reporter

For the past two season Kingston Nkhatha has been subject to booing from the Amakhosi faithful.

FILE PICTURE: Kingston Nkhatha of Kaizer Chiefs. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Nkhatha has squandered clear cut chances in a lot of games for Amakhosi, much like the ones he missed against Polokwane City on Tuesday night.

Nkhatha has failed to take advantage of an open net in a number of matches, and his recent miss had every football fan in Mzansi questioning the quality of PSL players and what it takes to get a place in the starting line-up.

Earlier this season Nkhatha scored a blinder of a goal against Mpumalanga Black Aces and had Chiefs fans smiling from ear to ear, but the goals soon dried up and he reclaimed his boo boy status.

Yet if Nkhatha’s finishing is terrible, his work rate is something to marvel at. He fights for the ball and works even harder to get in to scoring positions. He just usually misses. Stuart Baxter clearly keeps him in the side because of this work rate, but it remains to be seen how long it will last.

It will certainly take some doing for him to redeem himself in the eyes of Chiefs fans. Yet if he puts the same amount of effort in finishing as he does running and bulldozing opponents off the ball, he could still become Amakhosi’s greatest asset.

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