Computer Questions Chiefs’ Scouts After Quiet Window
Vusi 'Computer' Lamola Questions Chiefs’ Scouts After Quiet Transfer Window
Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Vusi 'Computer' Lamola has questioned the club’s recruitment policy after an unimpressive transfer window.
Kaizer Chiefs signed four players during the July/August transfer window, including Bongolethu Jayiya, Teenage Hadebe, Philani Zulu and Dumisani Zuma. However, when asked about the club’s transfer activity, Lamola has said that Chiefs have to sign quality in order to remain a top team.
“You cannot build a strong house with weak building material and Chiefs is not an ordinary team,” he told Soccer Laduma. “It takes ability to get to the top, but it takes courage to stay at the top. I think that, based on the history that they’ve created, their responsibility is to sustain that reputation. For them to do that, you need to get quality players, because it was through quality players and professional service that they are where they are.”
Lamola went on to question why Chiefs aren’t buying the kind of players that can win titles for the team and has gone on to say that the credibility of Chiefs’ scouting system should be questioned.
“Once they lose out on those two aspects, they are bound to go down,” he continued. “It’s very hard to go up, but it’s harder staying up there and it’s much easier coming down. Chiefs is not the kind of team that’s trying to sustain and remain in the top eight bracket. These are title chasers and you can’t keep chasing titles with ordinary players, so to say. You need quality players to accomplish that. It’s not a question about who’s scouting, but it’s about how much knowledge you have as a scout about this game. They won’t be able to turn their fortunes around and it makes one question the credibility of the scouts at Chiefs.”