Lehlogonolo Matlou of Kaizer Chiefs is challenged by Sibongiseni Mthethwa of Stellenbosch FC. Photo: BackpagePix

PSL coach gives crucial update on Kaizer Chiefs linked duo

Steve Barker has opened up on the possibility of Kaizer Chiefs snatching more of his star players at the end of this season


Lehlogonolo Matlou of Kaizer Chiefs is challenged by Sibongiseni Mthethwa of Stellenbosch FC. Photo: BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs have been linked with two Stellenbosch stars ahead of next season.

Last season, the Glamour Boys managed to lure both club captain Zitha Kwinika and star attacker Ashley Du Preez away from the Cape club.

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And now, if reports are anything to go by, Junior Mandieta and Sibongiseni Mthethwa are both heavily linked with moves to Naturena.

In light of the recent trending reports, Steve Barker has commented on the potential departure of more of his key players!

Take a look at what the rather irritated Stellenbosch coach had to say below.

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Kaizer Chiefs linked duo giving Barker sleepless nights?

“Personally as a coach I want us to be successful, I want us to start challenging higher up on the league table and having cup runs like we have (at the moment with Nedbank cup).” Barker said as quoted by Citizen.

“If we want to do that it is important that we start being the team that doesn’t lose its best players and we are able to retain our best players.

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“So, if we are able to retain our young players that we have. Five of them are selected for the Under-23 preliminary squad.

“Plus players like Mendieta and Mthethwa, Iqraam Rayners, those are the experienced players that we brought and they have the quality.

“It is important for us as a football club to also be successful and that will be by retaining the players that we have.”

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We’re hyped – Zwane

“Today is match day minus one and we are doing strategic sessions. The guys are paying attention to detail, which is key.” Arthur Zwane told the Kaizer Chiefs website before the clash.

“Once you see players so hyped up and focused, you know that we are in the right frame of mind. We are just hoping that lady luck will be on our side in converting the chances that we create.

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“When we played them in the Cup game, it took over 100 minutes before we scored our first goal. For 90 minutes, we were on top of them though we did not take our chances and we knew at some point they would drop.

“This time around, we going to have to do that inside 90 minutes to make sure that we get the result.”

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