With Kaizer Chiefs playing some of their best football in years, the current group of players have no doubt hit the right notes for coach Stuart Baxter this season. Despite many pulling their weight, there are still a few players with an aura of expectancy about them.
Today the Fan Park crew will take a look at some Amakhosi stars that have not performed badly, but could do even better.
It’s a fact that when Maluleka plays well, Chiefs play well. Playing in a number 10 role for Chiefs means that he has to share the duty with Bernard Parker and Reneilwe Letsholonyane - which we knew was never going to be an easy task for the playmaker. Yet to completely stamp his name on the starting XI, it remains to be seen whether he will be a more prominent figure for Chiefs in the starting line-up in the second half of the season.
Playing second fiddle to Tefu Mashamaite and Eric Mathoho in the heart of the Amakhosi defence, Gould has been a quality back-up player. Whenever called upon, Gould produced the goods, and with Chiefs competing in domestic and continental competitions, Gould will no doubt have the chance to make a stronger impact on the team.
Khune may find himself in a position where he has to prove himself again, this is because of the emergence of second-in-command Brilliant Khuzwayo. Khuzwayo stepped in for the injured Itu and shone in his absence - and this will no doubt urge Khune to up his game.
Joining a squad filled with seasoned strikers, Zulu will have to prove to Baxter that he has more to offer than the rest of the stars in the striking department. This will no doubt be Zulu’s biggest challenge in his career and we can only but hope he rises to expectation.
Who else do you think has a point to prove at Naturena?