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Former Kaizer Chiefs star Siphiwe Tshabalala. Image: Backpagepix

Kaizer Chiefs players are enjoying the ‘soft life’ at Naturena says club legend

Siphiwe Tshabalala says Kaizer Chiefs players can get complacent as everything is available at naturena including free food and new clothes.

Kaizer Chiefs players

Former Kaizer Chiefs star Siphiwe Tshabalala. Image: Backpagepix

Kaizer Chiefs legend Siphiwe Tshabalala believes the current players are too comfortable at the club due to the world-class facilities available to them.

Amakhosi‘s training ground(Naturena Village) is hailed as the best football facility in the country. Despite that, the club has gone nine years without silverware.

Speaking to iDiski Times, Tshabalala says former Kaizer Chiefs players find it difficult when they leave the club.

“For quite some time, players tend to struggle when they leave Chiefs because of the environment, the facilities, it’s world-class, and the professionalism is the best,” Shabba told iDiski Times.

“We can match the European standard; when you go there, there’s security at the gate, you go in with your own parking spot, your own locker room, gym, and clean clothes in your basket. It’s up to you if you want to train in sweatpants or shorts or tights. It’s the best environment. When you are done you leave it there, you go have a decent meal and then you go home,” he said.

Kaizer Chiefs players enjoying comfort zone

“But when you leave that environment, you go to another team, with all due respect, now you start changing in a car. Now you realise the little things you took for granted, in the parking lot you’re dressing in the car.

“You bring your own socks, there’s no showers, no lunch – you end up not caring about the most important things. You can become complacent, you arrive late because so and so is doing it and it looks like it’s normal in this environment,” Shabba explained what happens when players leave Kaizer Chiefs.

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Tshabalala spent 11 years at Naturena where he played over 300 times for the Glamour Boys. He also captained the club on several occasions.