Posted: 14 February 2019
Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Tinashe Nengomasha says Amakhosi still have hope of finishing the season with the Nedbank Cup title, but feels they need to get the “right material” if they want to win more trophies going forward.
Nengomasha gave an example of how Mamelodi Sundowns used to buy many players, but only started winning trophies when Pitso Mosimane came in and bought the right material for the club.
The quality of Chiefs’ squad has been questioned many a time by media, pundits and supporters as they’ve now gone close to four seasons without a trophy in the cabinet. This season their realistic chance of lifting a trophy is the Nedbank Cup.
The Soweto giants will play ABC Motsepe League outfit The Magic FC in the last 16 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Sunday (15h00).
“Sometimes you need to look for the right brand of players, which can win you trophies. You can bring any coach, but at the end of the day if you don’t have the right ingredients for the coach to use, you won’t be able to win anything,” Nengomasha said.
“They brought in Ernst to make and probably he can make something of the material they have right now to salvage the Nedbank Cup. Going in future they need to get the right players to help them win trophies. It was happening with Sundowns. There was a time when they were not having the right players, but in came Pitso [Mosimane] and he managed to change everything. He got proper players and he was loaning out some of the players from the academy. Percy Tau was sent to Witbank Spurs before coming back to Sundowns and he left for Europe.
“Those are some of the things they [Chiefs] need to look into. You can change coaches left, right and centre, but if you don’t have the right players then you won’t win anything.”