Former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper, Banks Setlhodi, has explained what kind of player the club needs to bring in to succeed this season.
With the league campaign set to begin in less than two weeks and the transfer window only closing at the end of the month, the 69-year-old admitted that it’s difficult to say what the club still needs to do before their squad is complete.
“We can’t say after a few preseason games,” he told Soccer Laduma. “For now, it’s a close call. We’ll talk about Chiefs after the league starts and maybe after a few games there’ll be something to talk about.”
However, on paper, Setlhodi has said that the club needs someone that can slow the game down and organise the team from the middle of the park, like Reneilwe Letsholonyane did during his time at the club.
“I’ve said since last season that Chiefs just need a player that can drive them. You can’t have a car without a driver. For example, if you give me a Ferrari, and if you give (Michael) Schumacher in a Volkswagen, he’s going to beat me, because I can’t drive that Ferrari like him! Chiefs need somebody that can drive them,” he continued.
“They need someone like Yeye (Reneilwe Letsholonyane), who can help them play. If you don’t have a playmaker, someone that can cool the team off and slow things down, everybody’s just going to rush. Chiefs lack direction and need someone who can direct them.”