Jacob Tshisevhe’s advice to Chiefs defenders


Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Jacob Tshisevhe has criticized the current crop of defenders for their performances and instability in the early stages of the season.

Chiefs have conceded seven goals in their five league matches of the season, the third worse after TS Galaxy (10) and Golden Arrows (9).

Tshisevhe who played for Amakhosi between 1993 and 2000 says there is a lack of determination amongst the current crop of players.

“I don’t want to compare players who played at Chiefs before and those playing now but what I have realized is (lack of) determination,” Tshisevhe told FARPost during the annual Mabena soccer tournament at Ha-Mashamba, Limpopo.

“You need to have determination; you need to learn every day. You need to stabilize and you need to work as a team. If you don’t work as a team automatically you are going to make mistakes each and every game.

“You could see when we were playing here, we are legends but we can marshal the defence and that is what is lacking at Chiefs. If you want to become a better defender you must always make sure that you see a player and then you see the ball as well,” he said.

“If you allow a lot of balls to go behind you that’s when you will have problems. This is what is happening at Kaizer Chiefs, if they can just try to manage how to play, how to mark, when to defend, when to close the space, I think they can become better a defence.”

Tshisevhe is residing in the North West Province but not actively involved in football. After leaving Chiefs in 2000, he went on to play for Black Leopards and Mamelodi Sundowns.

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By Ofhani Munyai