Register Login Scores

Supporters Club

Moloi & Khumalo – Stumbling Blocks For The Soweto Giants?

As supporters, we can only speculate as to what goes on behind the scenes at our most beloved football teams, particularly Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, who keep their cards close to their chest. However, it seems the supporters are starting to believe that the assistant coaches at these clubs might be making life more difficult for the teams, therefore hurting results.

Orlando Pirates have seen a huge turnaround in form since the beginning of the season. The boys are starting to play with confidence and have instilled some swagger back into their soccer. There are various possible factors for this: an in-form Tendai Ndoro, the return of goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo, and, according to some supporters, the brief disappearance of assistant coach Tebogo Moloi. Soccer Laduma website user MGG06 is one of them.

"Good move Pirates did by getting rid of Tebogo Moloi. Having two 'head' coaches has never worked," he said.

To be fair, Moloi was not "rid of"; he is on extended leave from the club for personal reasons. It does, however, coincide with a turnaround in performance.

Many supporters believe a similar situation is at play within the Naturena village. It has been speculated by many that Doctor Khumalo's position in the team is permanent, proved by the fact that he was there before Komphela arrived and will probably still be there long after Komphela has departed.

This was expressed in a Get Published article by Levy Madibana, who bemoans the fact that Komphela was not allowed to bring in his own assistant to work with. There is a general sentiment that the amount of respect Khumalo commands takes away from the possible respect Komphela should be commanding.

So this seems to be an argument of power struggles. As supporters, we like to speculate what goes on behind the scenes. We wonder if the players respect a certain coach or not, and whether or not this could be the reason they perform or don't perform?

Nobody really knows, but the feeling among the supporters of the two Soweto Giants is that, in Naturena and Mayfair, there are too many chefs in the kitchen.

Do you think Moloi and Khumalo's presence hurts the ambitions of head coaches Tinkler and Komphela, respectively?


Top 5

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

7 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

The Dollar Exchange In Castro’s Chiefs Deal

83 May 31, 2020 11:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Six Stars Messi Said His Son 'Really Likes'

4 May 23, 2020 08:31 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Reports: Messi Makes Huge Barca Decision

5 May 27, 2020 06:29 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

TBT: When Pitso Collected His Impressive R400k SUV

12 May 28, 2020 10:48 AM in Throwback Thursday

Inspirational Pirates Captain: He’s Always Been Like That…

10 May 30, 2020 06:00 PM in Orlando Pirates

The Richest Footballers In The World, Part Two

7 May 27, 2020 07:31 PM in World News

Talented Defender Heading Back To Bucs

7 May 28, 2020 01:06 PM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

'Khune Can Make It In Europe'

30 May 28, 2020 09:13 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

11 Mar 29, 2020 07:16 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Micho In Zambia: There Will Be Problems

1 May 28, 2020 10:50 AM in PSL