Mandla Masango tells Kaizer Chiefs to sign two more strikers

Mandla Masango of Chiefs

Former Kaizer Chiefs hitman, Mandla Masango, believes the Soweto giants need to bolster their squad with at least two quality strikers and hardman, before they can they think of challenging Mamelodi Sundowns for the Premier League title.

The 33-year-old who recently played for Randers in Denmark, said Amakhosi were a positive work in progress that only need to “correct a few areas”.

“I think they are slowly but surely rebuilding the team. We can see the identity of the club where wingers like (Kgaogelo) Sekgota are taking players on.  They are only missing that final touch, that final decision but it will come together with time,” he said.

Masango, who made 105 appearances for Chiefs, scoring 11 goals between 2007 and 2015, said he was happy that his former club was giving a lot of youngsters like Njabulo Blom and Siyabonga Ngezana a chance in the first team.

“They deserve to play. If we don’t give them an opportunity how will they grow and learn,” said the former Bafana Bafana player.

He acknowledged the pressure that comes with playing for the biggest club in the country when he pleaded with supporters to be patient with the team, and trust the work that coach Arthur Zwane is putting into the team.

“I believe they will come right and we should not give up on them. In fact, we should encourage them because they get a lot of criticism as it is on social media. This Chiefs team can bring back the glory days with a bit of additions here and there of course,” said Masango who presently has no club.

He said Amakhosi need to at least bring in two strikers and a defensive midfielder, in the mould of former hardman Willard Katsande.

“The problem is that clubs over price players when dealing with Chiefs. For instance, I would have loved them to sign Tebogo Mokoena but he was just too expensive,” said Masango.

Mandla Masango of South Africa challenged by Sebastien Clovis Siani of Cameroon during the 2017 AFCON Qualifier match between South Africa and Cameroon at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban Kwa-Zulu Natal on 29 March 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/Backpagepix