Victor Letsoalo

High-flying Royal AM snatched a draw in the dying seconds of their DStv Premiership clash away to strugglers Marumo Gallants at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday. ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs latest | Maybe Letsoalo would’ve succeeded BUT – Ndlanya

Retired striker Pollen Ndlanya has weighed in on Kaizer Chiefs’ failure to sign a striker to ease the pressure on those that are there.

Victor Letsoalo

High-flying Royal AM snatched a draw in the dying seconds of their DStv Premiership clash away to strugglers Marumo Gallants at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday. ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Retired striker Pollen Ndlanya has weighed in on Kaizer Chiefs‘ failure to sign a striker to ease the pressure on those that are there.

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Amakhosi currently find themselves in a tight corner with no reliable striker as Samir Nurkovic and Leonardo Castro are injured.

Castro is close to returning to action after spending over a month on the sidelines as reported by The South African on Wednesday.

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And Chiefs’ failure to sign Victor Letsoalo from Bloemfontein Celtic, now Royal AM, as well as Luis Miquissone who joined Al Ahly, has come back to haunt them.

Nonetheless, Ndlanya said while he doesn’t want to pass judgment on players, some of them do well at certain teams but fail dismally once they join Chiefs.

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Ndlanya said Letsoalo is a good player and perhaps he would have succeeded at Chiefs but he doesn’t think the team’s thinness upfront is the reason they are struggling.

The former Amakhosi marksman said the current players should stand up and be counted, and stop blaming the management for failing to sign a striker.

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“I don’t want to judge players, but some may be good in other teams and when they come to Chiefs, which is a big club, they start to struggle,” Ndlanya told Sowetan.

“Letsoalo is a good player, maybe he would have succeeded at Chiefs but as I said, players who are currently here need to start helping the team by finding the back of the net,” he said.

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“This happens all over the world where players get injured and others step up the plate,” added Ndlanya.

“I don’t think they are struggling because the strikers are out. I think the confidence at the moment is low since they are not getting results,” he continued.

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“We’ve seen they can’t make a few passes together in matches, but I believe they will get it right soon,” concluded Ndlanya.

Chiefs take on Chippa United at FNB Stadium on Saturday, and Stuart Baxter is expected to call on the likes of Khama Billiat, Lebogang Manyama and Keagan Dolly to lead the attack.

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Kick-off is at 17:30.