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Kaizer Chiefs: Ex-players fuming at the state of the club

Former Kaizer Chiefs player Robson Muchichwa has fingered football manager Bobby Motaung as the source of the club’s current woes.

After a second-place finish last term under Ersnt Middendorp, Kaizer Chiefs have made a disappointing start to life under Gavin Hunt but Muchichwa feels neither the coach nor the players are entirely to blame.

Anger among the Amakhosi faithful

Muchichwa says that the club is in shambles because of issues at board level, as he has heard rumblings that even chairman Kaizer Motaung is unhappy with his son, who holds a prominent role at the club and all but runs Amakhosi on a day-to-day basis.

The former Kaizer Chiefs centre forward says that the state of affairs at the once great club makes himself and other former players angry.

“It’s a disaster everywhere. All the departments are a disaster, from the office coming down. It’s not only on the pitch. They are seeing all these things happening. Even Kaizer…he keeps on saying ‘Bobby, Bobby, Bobby. Bobby needs to be controlled. You are the father, what are you saying? I don’t know how they are running this time now. A lot has changed and it makes us ex-professionals angry. I am angry about what’s happening at Kaizer Chiefs,” Muchichwa told Soccer Laduma.

Kaizer Chiefs are a disaster

Chiefs head into the weekend’s match against Cape Town City occupying tenth place, which Muchichwa has labelled unacceptable for a team competing in the Caf Champions League.

“Right now we are talking about fighting for the top eight. What is that? A team that’s playing in Africa is fighting for top eight, as early as this in the season? It’s a disaster,” he added.

Kaizer Chiefs won their first PSL match in eight attempts in midweek with a 1-0 win over Amazulu that has left them in tenth spot on the table.

The club progressed to the group stages of the Champions League but that is likely to make the task of climbing up the Premiership table that much harder.

All the pressure appears to be on the players and Hunt but it seems there are also rumblings of discontent in the boardroom as the club seeks to end its long wait for a trophy.

Since lifting the PSL trophy in 2015, Kaizer Chiefs have endured five barren seasons and surrendered a big lead in the 2019/20 Premiership campaign which saw them part ways with coach Ernst Middendorp.

Hunt has not had access to the transfer market due to Kaizer Chiefs two-window ban handed down by Fifa over the Dax Andrianarimanana saga.

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