Register Login Scores

Get Published

Middendorp Is Not Mandated – Reader’s Voice

Ernst Middendorp has reverse engineered Giovanni Solinas blunders and Kaizer Chiefs is back to where it belongs, at the top.

The German mentor is the man Chiefs needed to rise above the clutter. Perhaps the players understand his philosophy better due to his language. Language barrier was the major factor in his predecessor's failures. Chiefs had no structure and direction under Solinas.

Middendorp has had a full pre-season with the team and he has surely instilled his ideas in the squad. Big teams barely give coaches mandates. When a coach accept a job at a big club his mandate is automatically to win titles. Middendorp is no different to his counterparts at Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates.

Though it was unrealistic to expect Chiefs to challenge for hounors this season after finishing in the bottom half on the standings last season, it was equally bizarre to expect the Naturena based outfit to continue to perform poorly.

Chiefs is playing good football and the results are showing. Sitting at the summit of the Absa Premiership log standings, things look much better at Naturena these days.

After missing out on the MTN8 tournament, owing to their position on the standings last season, Chiefs has to fight for the Telkom knockout at all costs.

 

This article was written by a Soccer Laduma reader.

comments

Top 5

8 Of Chiefs' Most Embarrassing Defeats In The Premiership

140 Sep 20, 2021 03:29 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

12 Players Who Still Don't Have Clubs

10 Sep 02, 2021 12:30 PM in International

Motshwari Arrest Latest: Police Update On Bucs Star

81 Sep 21, 2021 01:09 PM in Orlando Pirates

R10m Offer For Shonga?  

8 Sep 26, 2021 11:57 AM in PSL

10 Players Who Copied Ronaldo's Trademark Celebration

1 Sep 24, 2021 05:35 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

What Ronaldo’s Son Said When He Met Messi

4 Sep 23, 2021 12:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Ex-Bucs Coach Reveals 'Verbal Agreement' With Al Ahly

17 Sep 26, 2021 01:27 PM in African Football

Excited ODG In Support Of New Bafana Philosophy

9 Sep 24, 2021 02:02 PM in Bafana

Irked Mbele Refuses To Comment on Mhango Nightclub Reports

35 Sep 20, 2021 04:22 PM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

21 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Breaking: Crisis Talks At Swallows!

14 Sep 20, 2021 03:34 PM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Baxter Blasted For Apologising

124 Sep 21, 2021 07:10 AM in Kaizer Chiefs