Ditlhokwe Kaizer Chiefs SuperSport PSL

Ditlhokwe could end up being a coup for Chiefs. Image: iDiski Times

Take a peep at the new-look Kaizer Chiefs defence

Kaizer Chiefs have acquired two top-quality PSL central defenders. Does this mean we’ll see a tactical tweak and a narrower backline?

Ditlhokwe Kaizer Chiefs SuperSport PSL

Ditlhokwe could end up being a coup for Chiefs. Image: iDiski Times

We all know Kaizer Chiefs had their struggles in the final third with just 32 goals from 30 games, but a new back line is a source of hope.

  • All Soccer News
  • Kaizer Chiefs
  • Orlando Pirates
  • Mamelodi Sundowns
  • Bafana Bafana
  • Banyana Banyana
  • PSL
  • EPL
  • Soccer World Cup
  • International
Ask Me Later Save Changes

DEBATE: Would Man City’s U21s beat the Kaizer Chiefs first team?

Kaizer Chiefs new-look defence will be tough to break down, on paper

With the arrivals of Thatayaone Ditlhokwe and Given Msimango, the Glamour Boys have augmented their central defensive options. Siyabonga Ngezana is enjoying a renaissance at the club after a difficult star to 2022-23 and Edmilson Dove is one of the more dependable players at Naturena. In short, Arthur Zwane has a lot of defensive options at his disposal. He might now forced to deploy a much more narrow system, with a few square pegs in round holes. That being said, Ngezana and Dove are no strangers to playing at full-back.

BENNI: Here’s how you can beat Man City in the FA Cup final

Image: @izodlalaitv / Twitter

How does this help Chiefs score more goals though?

Once the defensive foundation is set, the more creative Kaizer Chiefs players will have more freedom to express themselves. It’s no wonder there are heavy rumours that a deal for Cape Town City playmaker Mduduzi Mdantsane is in the pipeline. However, there’s still a nagging feeling that the club needs a more authoritative presence in the number 6 role at the base of midfield. Once that position is sorted, the Glamour Boys can start cooking again.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Chiefs to mimic Pep Guardiola at Man City?

Kaizer Chiefs PSL Arthur Zwane
Kaizer Chiefs boss Arthur Zwane looking cool in the heat. Image: @kaizerchiefs / Twitter

Hit up James Freemantle for more insights, analysis and love for the beautiful game. 

Also, follow The South African on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news updates