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Butler: Chiefs Just Bought The Best Players

Former Kaizer Chiefs coach, Jeff Butler, has indicated that current coach, Steve Komphela, has his work cut out for him as a number of the established players at the club are entering their twilight years.

Read: Butler: Komphela Must Be Brave And Ruthless

Butler enjoyed three hugely successful spells at the helm of the Soweto giants, winning 13 trophies in a relatively short period of time.

He oversaw and successfully managed some potentially tricky periods in which he inherited a number of legendary and big name players that had to be phased out in order to nurture younger talents.

Komphela faces a similar task and Butler has indicated that a time will come when Komphela will have to be ruthless to some of the established stars.

“In the past three or four years, Chiefs have been in the position where they bought the best players. All they had to do was to wind them up and put them on the pitch to win.”

“In other words, you win the title in effect. The danger is that those fullbacks (Masilela and Gaxa), those midfielders (Katsande, Yeye and Shabba) and the striker (Parker) are all around their 30s all of a sudden.”

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“It could all suddenly go dead for Steve! You’ve got to read the signs and say, ‘Hey, we need to start using some of the younger players we’ve got or get some new faces in,” Butler told Soccer Laduma.

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