Kaizer Chiefs team

Kaizer Chiefs team vs Royal AM at the Harry Gwala Stadium. Image: BackpagePix.

‘The Kaizer Chiefs squad is good’ – Former star

A former Kaizer Chiefs defender has given a unique take on Amakhosi. Mokete Tsotetsi says the Soweto giants have the squad quality.

Kaizer Chiefs team

Kaizer Chiefs team vs Royal AM at the Harry Gwala Stadium. Image: BackpagePix.

Kaizer Chiefs have a quality squad of hard-working players; luck has just eluded them. This is the unique view from Mokeke Tsotesi.


We all know about the consistent disappointments in the past 10 years. Have Kaizer Chiefs not signed any quality players at least? Tsotesi believes the quality and spirit are there.

Speaking to the media after Amakhosi‘s shock defeat to Chippa United last weekend, Tsotetsi has shared words that will encourage the team.

“To be honest with you, the boys are fighting now, and if it’s not your time, it’s not your time yet,” Tsotetsi told FARPost.

“People might say they are not Chiefs material and they are not fighting much for the badge, but yet they are there running and working hard, though it’s just that it’s not their time yet, and their time will come. The same players can turn the corner and become the stars of Kaizer Chiefs, winning trophies for them. I think they just need the mother of good luck to turn things around.”

“They are working, and I know this is a great team because I have been there before. I know how they work management-wise, the technical team, and the focus,” added Tsotesi.

“I even know the players who are there because they are not only playing for Kaizer Chiefs but for the nation because Amakhosi is like a country. So, you cannot relax when you play for Chiefs.

“I believe the boys are doing well. As a player, you can play smart, but at the end of the day, luck has to be on your side, and if it’s not on your side, they may seem like they are not doing well. It’s not that they are bad players. We have a good squad, to be honest,” the former Kaizer Chiefs star concluded.


In the meantime, the club have confirmed new technical team changes for next season.

Speaking to the media last week, Kaizer Chiefs’ Sporting Director, Kaizer Motaung Jr, confirmed that Johnson will not be in charge of the first team next season. The 65-year-old was appointed as interim coach after the club parted ways with Molefi Ntseki in October 2023.

“We communicated from the onset that Cavin would be there on an interim basis, and there will very much be a different technical structure next season,” Motaung said via TimesLIVE.

“The plans have long been in motion … from our side we have been preparing for a while and at the appropriate time the club will make announcements. For us [Kaizer Chiefs] to achieve what we want to achieve is not just going to take one person (a head coach) or technical staff, it is going to take a lot of people, structures and elements that need to work, that haven’t been working for many years.

“We are very much cognisant of what needs to be done and what we have not got right in the past. We are focused on the future and want to make sure we make the right decisions,” the Kaizer Chiefs boss added.

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