Kaizer Chiefs Nasreddine Nabi

Nasreddine Nabi trains AS Rabat ahead of his final league match. Image: @asarabat/X

Kaizer Chiefs told to take Liverpool approach

Kaizer Chiefs’ incoming coach Nasreddine Nabi has been dominating the news. A leading agent has now shared key advice.

Kaizer Chiefs Nasreddine Nabi

Nasreddine Nabi trains AS Rabat ahead of his final league match. Image: @asarabat/X

DStv Premiership giants Kaizer Chiefs are lining up to announce Nasreddine Nabi as the head coach. Meanwhile, the leading agent Mike Makaab has given his take.


According to a string of leading sources across the nation, Amakhosi will announce the Tunisian coach Nabi after he concludes the Throne Cup with AS Rabat in Morocco.

Meanwhile, Makaab has warned that Nabi should not be expected to revive Kaizer Chiefs overnight. Instead, he should be given extended time like Liverpool had done with the great Jurgen Klopp.

“They’ve [Chiefs] got to give Nabi a chance,” said Makaab on Gagasi FM, as cited by Diski Times.

“You have to look at Jurgen Klopp I thought he was at Liverpool for 3 or 4 years only to understand that he joined in 2015, 9 years at Liverpool,” Makaab added.

“It took him some time to build a competitive Liverpool but they had faith in his process. If you see that a football coach knows what they are doing and understands the process and is making progress in that, you’ve got to give them an opportunity, so I am excited about Nabi at Kaizer Chiefs,” Makaab added.


As legends like Siphiwe Tshabalala have said in recent times, Amakhosi do not have a bad squad. Makaab has since echoed Shaba’s views.

“I am of the opinion that Chiefs don’t have a bad squad at all, I think they have a very interesting squad of players,” Makaab added.

“They’ve got some exciting youngsters we have named them, Mfundo Vilakazi, Mduduzi Shabalala, Wandile Duba, Samkelo Zwane, Donnay Jansen and a few others at the fringes. So that’s exciting when your development is starting to produce players of that quality.

“They’ve also signed some very interesting players, good players don’t become bad players overnight, and you know a lot of discussion goes around saying maybe they haven’t settled in, in their new environment. I believe that when a football coach assembles a football team, quality will come to the surface, good coaches look at what they have, they look at the strengths and weaknesses of the players they have. A good football coach will assess what he has in the building and will play a style of football that will suit the players he’s got in the building,” Makaab concluded on Kaizer Chiefs and Nabi.

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