Kaizer Motaung’s Plea To Amakhosi Fans…
Kaizer Motaung Has Issued A Plea To Kaizer Chiefs' Fans
Kaizer Chiefs’ chairman, Kaizer Motaung, has issued an appeal to the Amakhosi faithful, urging them to get behind the team as they go into this weekend’s Nedbank up semi-final.
The Amakhosi have one last shot at silverware this season having missed out on the Absa Premiership, MTN8 and Telkom Knockout, with the Nedbank the only thing standing between them and the unprecedented record of going three whole seasons without lifting a single trophy.
Chiefs face Free State Stars tomorrow evening at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, and Motaung says that they have every intention of winning the game and securing a place in the final alongside either Maritzburg United or Mamelodi Sundowns.
‘Chincha Guluva’ also pleaded with the fans to avoid resorting to violence following the recent scenes at FNB Stadium that led to them being sanctioned by the Premier Soccer League.
Motaung’s full statement read as follows:
“We are aware that there is a sense of unhappiness due to a lack of positive results and the drought of trophies in recent seasons. The management and technical team are working hard to improve our play and change our fortunes. We, therefore, appeal for patience until the end of the season.
“It is important for our supporters to note that as management, we are listening to their concerns and share the pain. We met two weeks ago, as management and technical team, and one of the notable decisions from the meeting is that decisive changes will have to be implemented at the end of the season to remedy the situation.
“At this stage, circumstances do not permit for us to make immediate changes. However, we are looking to have a complete overhaul of the team before the commencement of the new season.”
“Regardless of how dire the situation is, we sincerely appeal for calm, patience and good behaviour from all supporters. We have to avoid endangering other supporters’ lives and the team.
“We are aware of the disappointing results, but violence is never acceptable in our football. We know that it’s only a small percentage of our supporters who are involved in this violence and we have to fight it. We don’t want supporters to get arrested and get into trouble with law enforcement. Violence is not in line with our spirit of Love & Peace.
“We appeal to our beloved supporters for calm and patience ahead of Saturday’s Nedbank Cup semifinal. It’s our intention to win and go to the final. We still have a lot to play for, not only in the Nedbank Cup but also for the league, as we can qualify for one of the continental competitions.
“We really need your undivided support and assure you that decisive changes will happen before the new season to remedy the situation.”