Archive for May, 2013

chiefs

“it’s not how you start but how you finish” a quote/statement that resonates with many PSL coaches when are asked early in the season about how they fare in their opening games, looking at Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga who sealed their championship with six games to spare but still went on with business and hammered teams, even in their last league game against Mönchengladbach which they conceded three goals in the first ten minutes and managed to win it 4 – 3, Manchester United never took foot off the paddle, Barcelona went on with business and clobbered teams, These teams bestowed the true aura of champion by annihilating teams even when confirmed as champions in their respective leagues, it’s what we call ekasi championship material.

How Amakhosi whimpered to the title against PSL newcomers AMATUKS was truly disappointing for their supporters and followers of football in general, it was dubbed a mother of all celebrations but most of us where hoping for the on field celebrations oppose to off field ones, let’s not  underestimate their achievement through the season it has been impeccable, but to lose your last game of the league in the way they did is totally disappointing no disrespect to TUKS which they were also looking for points to finish in the TOP 8.

But it all started in Polokwane against Supersport United which they were leading 1 – 0 until the 86 min when vibrations of chanting from the stands celebrating being champions , Chiefs players switched off with six minutes to go and that’s where Supersport capitalised and umsholozi equalised for United, It was all clear to see that Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter was not pleased with both outcomes especially the TUKS game, he felt short of stopping celebrations in the change room and giving them Fergi’s hair dryer treatment, one wonders if Platinum stars got that victory against Golden Arrows how things would have turned differently.

The calamity in which chiefs wilted is particularly not strange to South African football but foreign to most *coaches on how to kill/finish games remains psychological, clubs need to start investing in these necessities, having a coach, assistant, team manager and physiotherapist are primitive, the club of tomorrow has assortments of specialists and technical team e.g. Tottenham Hotspurs technical team includes  Andre Villas-Boas Role: Head Coach, Steffen Freund Role: Assistant Head Coach, Luis Martins Role: First Team Coach, Jose Mario Rocha Role: First Team Fitness Coach, Daniel Sousa Role: Head of Opposition Scouting, Tony Parks
Role: Goalkeeping Coach,  e.g. specialists includes Club Doctor, Physiotherapist, Psychologist, Sports Scientist and nutritionist, these play a key role in enhancing the full potential and longevity of a  professional player in football, how far is Black leopards, Chippa United and Amazulu in possessing these specialists? At least lets have four nyana specialists as a start.

Can we comprehensively compare club to club between Kaizer chiefs and Manchester United inversely can we compare player to player between Aaron Lennon and Tlou Segolela?

*Foreign Coaches

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