The Amakhosi forward has yet to score a goal in the four competitive games he has played so far this season
The former wing of Kaizer Chiefs, Junior Khanye, says coach Stuart Baxter should release Samir Nurkovic, as the former star of Orlando Pirates, Benedict Vilakazi, thinks that the Serb should not start more games for the club.
The striker has appeared in three Premier Soccer League matches as well as in an MTN8 match so far this season, but has yet to find the back of the net, attracting criticism from former footballers.
The latest vote of disapproval from the Serb comes after Chiefs were beaten 2-0 by Mamelodi Sundowns in a league match on Sunday.
Khanye tells iDiski TV that if he was Baxter, ‘I would simply let him go’.
‘I would then draw some young people. I will then give them the salary that Nurkovic gets. What does he bring? The coach housed him.
“Sundowns are reducing the supply of Chiefs. Then Kaizer Chiefs expect in advance that you expect Khama and Keagan Dolly, let me not Nurkovic, to take on defenders when there is no supplier. ”
Nurkovic started in all the games he could not score while being replaced once.
His performances are in stark contrast to the player who scored 13 league goals when he arrived at the PSL at the start of the 2019/20 season.
He scored just three league goals in 21 games last quarter.
While Khanye wants Nurkovic to leave Chiefs, Vilakazi says the player should not be considered to start matches.
‘Why is Nurkovic playing? Why does he play, before we can argue about his role? Vilakazi said iDiski TV.
‘If he can not be their main target, he should sit outside. Chiefs have wings like Sekgota, Billiat can play wide. If Nurkovic can not do the job as central attacker, he should sit outside. Billiat can not be a boxer. ”
Vilakazi said that Nurkovic has always been missing in the box and that complicated movements are felt by wings.
“Chiefs started very well in the first half. You could see that they create opportunities. The only missing element was to score goals, ”Vilakazi added.
‘You can not score if you do not have someone in the box. There is no way you can score. That was the difference between Sundowns and Chiefs. Maema crossed over and Shalulile was in the box to type it in.
‘I feel like Chiefs needed someone in the box because Billiat made runs and took the ball off the flanks. But if he’s in possession now, there’s no one in the box. This led to him slowing down the crossing, and he eventually lost the ball. ”
Nurkovic plays as a lone goal scorer in the absence of Leonardo Castro, who is recovering from an injury.