Khumalo savages Chiefs players and questions their quality

Kaizer Chiefs legend, Doctor Khumalo, a creative footballer who could manipulate opposition defenses to great big scoring opportunities for Amakhosi.

Kaizer Chiefs legend Doctor Khumalo has questioned whether the Amakhosi have the quality and the creativity, as well the players who can stand up for the team when need be.

Chiefs had the chance to reach the MTN8 final for the first time in seven seasons, however, a disappointing goalless draw against Usuthu in the second leg of the semifinal at Moses Mabidha Stadium on Sunday, saw them bowing out of the competition.

Amakhosi and Usuthu played to a 1-1 draw at the FNB Stadium early this month in the first leg, and on Sunday, Chiefs needed only a goal and to make sure that Romain Folz’s charges do not score, to secure their spot in the finals.

While as a TV football pundit questioning the contribution of the team’s stars players, Khumalo made a frank admission that while the team is doing everything they can to turn their fortunes around – some members of the squad are perhaps not up to the task at hand.

“Do you have the players that can take the team to another level? Where was the individual that said, you know what, it’s 0-0, let me take it on,” Khumalo said live on SABC 1 after the match.

“Kaizer Chiefs used to have Ace Ntsolengoe, Teenage Dladla, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Jabu Mahlangu, Doctor Khumalo, you name them. But in this regard is there any player like that?

“This is Kaizer Chiefs, if you don’t know it. If you don’t know? Ask those who have been, then they will tell you what it takes to wear that jersey.

“You don’t just come in there because you want to be seen with the Kaizer Chiefs badge. What it means most is for the people who are at the stadium and at home, just put a smile on their faces.”

The Kaizer Chiefs legend hit home hard considering the huge social media response his comments created.

Doctor Khumalo during the 2002/03 Castle Premiership football match between Swallows and Kaizer Chiefs at Rand Stadium, Johannesburg on 18 May 2003 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix