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Kaizer Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung and his team manager son, Bobby Motaung. Image: BackpagePix

Neil Tovey sends message to Kaizer Chiefs bosses

When last did you hear from Neil Tovey? The Kaizer Chiefs legend has broken the silence on Amakhosi’s continuous fall.

Kaizer Chiefs coach

Kaizer Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung and his team manager son, Bobby Motaung. Image: BackpagePix

The Kaizer Chiefs fall has been consistent for a decade now. The club’s legendary former captain, Neil Tovey, has seen enough.


Kaizer Chiefs legend Neil Tovey has sent a big message to his former club. The former Bafana Bafana captain has said that the club’s problems run deeper than the technical team and players. 

Speaking to the media after watching another poor season for Amakhosi, Tovey said the revival of Kaizer Chiefs will not happen over night. 

“You cannot have other clubs dominating Chiefs like they are now; it is ridiculous,” Tovey said via the Citizen.

Furthermore, Tovey said change will not happen cheaply and not without added expertise.

“It will not be like instant coffee, but of course the situation can be turned around with the right players in the right positions on the field, and the right people in management. And I am not for one second saying Chiefs don’t have the right people in management,” Tovey added.

“What I am saying is you must have people who will assist in areas where [Kaizer] Chiefs are lacking. Areas like confidence, motivation and the mental fortitude needed to play for this enormous club,” Tovey concluded.


Kaizer Chiefs supporters and the players still don’t know who will coach the team next season. Two reported candidates are from Africa.

Tic, tic, toc, time is moving. Kaizer Chiefs are yet to announce the expected new coach. Meanwhile, two of the reported candidates are from the African continent.

According to FARPost, Amakhosi bosses have created a shortlist of coaches. One of the names is a coach from Tunisia who nearly joined Kaizer Chiefs before the start of the 2023/24 season.

“I wanted [Chiefs] to give me a chance of coming with at least two members of my technical team who will help me,” Nabi said as quoted by Sports Arena.

“However, they told me they have individuals with running contracts, and firing them will be expensive. It became a challenge for me to agree; I realised they could not help me, and I decided to leave them alone,” Nabi added.

Another candidate that is linked with Kaizer Chiefs, is a living legend of the continent from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Nasreddine Nabi:

The 58-year-old Tunisian has a glittering profile, with two Tanzania Premier League titles and two League Cups, as well as second place in the CAF Confederation Cup.

Florent Ibenge:

Igenge, 62, won the 2016 African Nations Championship with DR Congo, as well as the CAF Confederation Cup and Moroccan Cup with RS Berkane in Morocco.