Kaizer Chiefs warned against being Nabi’s scapegoat – ‘Give him freedom to sign players’

The Glamour Boys have been cautioned against limiting the Tunisian regarding the incoming players.

Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs are determined to reclaim their lost glory as soon as possible, after going nine seasons without silverware.

Former Yanga SC and AS FAR Rabat coach Nasreddine Nabi has been given the mandate to steer the team to the top. Some players like Keagan Dolly, Siyethemba Sithebe, and Sifiso Hlanti have been axed after their contracts expired.

Edmilson Dove and George Matlou were handed an extension to prove their worth for the Glamour Boys.

Nasreddine Nabi

‘Let Nabi come with his own players'

It is normal for Chiefs to bring in a few top players ahead of the new campaign, and the former club's midfielder Josta Dladla has now warned the management against dictating who to be brought on board by coach Nasreddine Nabi.

“Let us be honest, we know Chiefs have not been doing well for a long time. That's when you realize it is a big team. Even though they are not doing well, people still want to talk about them,” the 44-year-old told the media.

“You have coach Nabi coming through; Chiefs are at the bottom and nobody expects anything from them. 

“Nabi is here to rebuild the team and as a coach coming into a team that is now struggling. It is not going to be easy because. He will want to come with his own players. I just hope that the management will give him the freedom to do what he wants.

“If he fails, he can't blame anybody because they gave him everything that he wanted,” Dladla continued.

Itumeleng Khune, Kaizer Chiefs

Where might Chiefs strengthen?

Amakhosi struggled to get a reliable keeper to command the defense and ensure the organization was good. Veteran custodian Itumeleng Khune is seemingly not in the club's plans, while Brandon Petersen has been erratic.

The attacking department was also at fault; the team's top scorer had four goals which is not ideal for a top team like Chiefs. With the release of Jasond Gonzalez, there is a spot to be filled ahead of the new campaign. 

Another midfielder might also be signed to help Amakhosi dictate proceedings more effectively 

Kaizer Chiefs warned against being Nabi’s scapegoat – ‘Give him freedom to sign players’
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