Junior Khanye has cross examined the hype around new Kaizer Chiefs striker Christian Saile Basomboli and also included captain Keagan Dolly and Ashley Du Preez as players that did not come to the party in their loss against Golden Arrows in Polokwane this past Sunday.
He also said that the young Mduduzi Shabalala was the player who stood out for him and that the first 20 minutes was the only time Amakhosi made use of their strengths, which is the speed and qualities of the squad.
One thing is for sure, is that he was not impressed by Saile.
“The player who was making a difference for Kaizer Chiefs was Mdu[Shabalala], his movement of the ball, his skill, his awareness and vision. It was only him who ran behind the ball,” Junior Khanye told Nkululeko Nkewu on iDiskiTV.
“What about Du Preez and Keagan Dolly? We need to be honest they were off. Nkululeko we need to be straightforward. The guys were off.
“You know I don’t like hype, especially around an international player like Saile. I mean two, three runs, well he is better than the other one, [Caleb Bimenyimana], not that he is good, he is better but…
“You can even write this one down, I’m not fooled, there’s a bit of a scam there too. But he is better than that one who plays 9 because you can see his touch when he receives the ball. But there is nothing special.
“When you play for the team he plays for, because of the history of the players that they have signed before, it is understandable why he is hyped.
“There is an expectation because of people like Collins Mbesuma, Tinashe Nengomasha. I’m talking about the likes of Patrick Mabedi.
“We are talking about people who are at a different level. So when you are an international player we are going to have such expectations. We are going to expect that kind of standard.”
Christian Saile Basomboli has made three appearances since he joined Chiefs on the 19th of January on a three year contract, creating one goal in the league and understanding the weight that comes with donning the gold and black jersey of Amakhosi.
Khanye also expressed his concern for Kgaogelo Sekgota to ThisIsFootball.Africa, in terms of his lack of goals and gave advise as to how he can score his first goal for Kaizer Chiefs having joined the club in July 2021
The pressure will be on this weekend as Arthur Zwanes’ Kaizer Chiefs will compete against Orlando Pirates in a mouthwatering Soweto Derby on Saturday the 25th of February at 15:30.