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“Why did Kaizer Chiefs sign Hlanti?” – Khanye skeptical about the arrival of the defender


The 36-year-old manages the dominance over the new signatures the Soweto giants have made so far in the transfer window

Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Junior Khanye has expressed his displeasure over the signing of Sifiso Hlanti and Phathutshedzo Nange.

Amakhosi are building up for the new campaign after serving out their transfer ban, and have so far announced the arrival of the duo, along with Sibusiso Mabiliso, Kgaogelo Sekgota, and Njabulo Ngcobo.

The former South African international believes Chiefs made a mistake in bringing in some of the players because their qualities do not suit the team.

Why is Khanye critical of Hlanti and Nange?

“I do not understand why Kaizer Chiefs signed Hlanti of all players,” Khanye said Disk.

‘This player does not have a tactical discipline as a defender, he spends more time on the ball and he does not have a sense of urgency.

“Sometimes you see him evacuate his position at the back, and his defense partners are exposed. At Bidvest Wits and Bafana Bafana he had the same problem.

“At Swallows FC he did not improve on his defensive faults. I really do not understand why Hlanti is signed by Kaizer Chiefs.

Phathutshedzo Nange, Stellenbosch FC, May 2021

“Another player I have a problem with is Nange. Nange did not get time at Stellenbosch FC, he mostly came off the bench and I do not think he is good enough for Kaizer Chiefs. Honestly, even when he was on Wits, there was nothing special about Nange.

“These are the concerns I have with South African football. Some of these signings are nothing but business deals, it has nothing to do with talent. Mabiliso is another one I am not convinced with because he has not played at Amazulu all season. “

Amakhosi is expected to sign a series of signatures in the coming weeks, following the end of their transfer ban on the signing of Madagascar international Andriamirado ‘Dax’ Andrianarimanana last month.

With that in mind, Khanye has also so far shared his views on the other new arrivals at the club.

Will Ngcobo fetch it from Amakhosi?

“The signing of Njabulo Ngcobo is excellent. This player is a star. I love him. He reminds me of Mbulelo Mabizela,” the 36-year-old Khanye continued.

“Defenders need to play football properly, they need to know how to build from behind. This player knows how to do it. He is the reigning defender of the season.

“I would love to see him play for a team that is going to play on its strength, a team that will build from behind. I know Stuart Baxter does not play that kind of football.

Njabulo Ngcobo, Swallows FC, March 2021

“Kgaogelo Sekgota and Brandon Peterson are also good players. We will see next season if they will add value to Kaizer Chiefs.

“My only feedback to Sekgota is that he has to change his game; he can not only rely on taking on defenders, but sometimes he also has to play 1-2 times to eliminate defenders.”

Currently, Chiefs in Morocco are preparing for their Caf Champions League final against defending champions Al Ahly at Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca.



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