Chiefs are set to head in a new direction when it comes to the scouting department, as confirmed by sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jr.

Chiefs did make some notable changes to both their management and playing group during the pre-season, and there have been some encouraging signs recently to suggest that the squad is starting to click.

However, there is still talk that Amakhosi could look to make a couple more squad additions in the next transfer window.



Interestingly, sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jr has now confirmed to iDiski Times that the club are busy with changes in their scouting department.

“We are busy with the scouting department, we also have identified a few candidates in certain positions, and we will be adopting a different direction, something we haven’t done before,” he added.



“That’s an integral part to us achieving some success and also some of the boys that you are seeing now, that’s already part of the process of our scouting already.

“It’s well on the way and the new structure is coming and looking forward to what it can achieve for us.”

Last Sunday, Kaizer Chiefs backed up their mid-week win over Swallows by also overcoming Stellenbosch in another away victory that will serve as a real confidence-booster for Amakhosi.



Chiefs will next be in action against Chippa on Saturday, and another positive result will keep them right in the mix among the top five teams on the league standings.

Amakhosi are currently in fourth position, just two points behind Sundowns, although the defending champs have played one less game.

Chiefs’ resurgence has seen them shoot from 14th on the log table to fourth in just a few short weeks, but coach Arthur Zwane is not getting ahead of himself.



“We have a long way to go. There’s still 19 games to play,” Zwane said, as quoted by TimesLive. We are building the team and trying to get the combinations right.”

“It looks promising that we are creating enough goal scoring opportunities. We are getting there steadily but surely. There are a lot of improvements in the team overall.

“It’s key for us that even when we are still building we grind the results because it is going to boost the confidence of the players and we will get buy-in from them. They would also understand what is needed by the team,” he added.

Chiefs’ ‘black panther’ Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana was the man of the moment last weekend as he scored all three goals from the penalty spot, historically becoming the first player to record a hat-trick in this manner in the DStv Premiership.



The impact of the towering striker has certainly improved the prospects and threats posed by Amakhosi.

Speaking to SuperSport TV after the game, Bimenyimana said he was unaware of the record, but reiterated his desire to continue contributing in any way possible to Chiefs’ continued rise.

“I am here to take this club back where it belongs… As a team, we will take the club back where it belongs.”



“We know it has been so long since the last trophy. So this year we are looking for something and we know what we agreed upon in the dressing room – the staff, the players…

“We know what we need to do in every game to get there. That is what I can say on that. And we are happy and we are going to keep it that way.”


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