Bongani ‘Da Bongz’ Nkosi and Thabang ‘Da Real Cheez’ Kgeledi discuss this weeks soccer news. But they should hurry because each topic has a time limit.
The discussion this week:
1. CAF Champions League
2. Manchester United loss to PSG
3. Other Results in the UCL
4. Aaron Ramsey to Juventus
5. Daniel Cardoso criticises Solinas
6. Game to look forward to this weekend
Kaizer Chiefs defender Daniel Cardoso had nothing but criticism for Giovanni Solinas when to say when asked about the Italians 6-months as Amakhosi coach.
Daniel Cardoso was the scapegoat for Kaizer Chiefs’ frailties in defence. His defensive partnership with Ngezana was always one good cross, ball over the top, or missed slide tackle away from disaster. The defender places all the blame at the feet of former Kaizer Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas.
Kaizer Chiefs lost 2-1 against Mamelodi Sundowns last Saturday afternoon. Even after the loss, under Ernst Middendorp, Kaizer Chiefs look like a better team than they did with Giovanni Solinas.
Amakhosi came up against league champions Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday afternoon in the first PSL game since the new year. This was supposedly billed as a title decider which was strange as both teams haven’t been at their best this season.
Sundowns started off the brightest. They scored their first goal after only 3 minutes through Anthony Laffor. Kaizer Chiefs regained their composure and got their equaliser in the 16th minute by way of a Willard Katsande stooping header. Amakhosi dominated the rest of the first stanza.
Kaizer Chiefs have only won three of their 11 games in the league under Giovanni Solinas. After their loss to Orlando Pirates, it’s clear that Amakhosi made a mistake by hiring the Italian coach.
Orlando Pirates assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena told reporters earlier last week.
“…losing Steve Komphela was a big loss for Chiefs from a technical perspective and the type of leader that he is as well as the tactical acumen that he possesses.”
What he meant to say was: “Giovanni Solinas doesn’t know what he is doing.”
Which is true.