"Hunt's Difficult Balancing Act At Chiefs"

Kaizer Chiefs have had a rocky start to the 2020/21 season, winning only twice in their opening ten DStv Premiership fixtures, with their second victory coming against Amazulu midweek. Amakhosi coach Gavin Hunt has had a long list of problems affecting the squad since he took the reigns in September 2019, including their FIFA transfer ban, a shortened pre-season, and injuries to star players such as Samir Nurkovic (who recently returned) and Khama Billiat (who has just been ruled out for two months). Hunt has had to rely on both youth and experience in his quest to turn Amakhosi’s fortunes around.

In the latest episode of The SL Podcast’s “The Carwash” with former Orlando Pirates & Mamelodi Sundowns star Teko Modise and former Ajax Cape Town goalie Sean Roberts, the ex-PSL veterans discuss how Hunt can strike a balance between Chiefs’ impressive youth players like Njabulo Blom & Keletso Sifama and senior players like Bernard Parker & WillardKatsande. Modise highlights that while Hunt needs younger players in the side for depth, their lack of experience can lead to inconsistency. Roberts also makes the case that senior stars have an impact beyond the pitch, arguing that fans shouldn’t discount their impact in the changing room.