Chiefs need an attacking coach, urgently
Extra-Time: Arthur Zwane said he is considering adding a specialist coach who would work with Kaizer Chiefs’s misfiring strikers, which is the right move to make, writes Michael Madyira.
Kaizer Chiefs urgently need to boost their attacking output.
Striker Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana might be sitting on seven Premier Soccer League goals but four of them have come from the penalty spot and the way he misses clear-cut chances has become worrisome.
Ashley du Preez has only had two goals in 13 league games while Khama Billiat is yet to score this season, having featured in 11 matches across all competitions.
That has given Zwane the idea of beefing up his technical team with a forwards coach.
It has worked well for Pirates who recently added Scott Chickelday to sharpen their strikers.
And all of a sudden, Pirates have scored seven goals in their last two outings, having struggled for goals since the beginning of the season.
That might have convinced Zwane that having their own forwards coach could be the perfect solution to improve his frontrunners.
Also, South Africa is excited by the work Benni McCarthy is doing at Manchester United working with Erick ten Hag’s attackers and that might have inspired Zwane.
But who is the man Chiefs should go for?
While it might help fix their problems upfront, Chiefs have been their own worst enemies with the kind of personnel they hire.
In recent seasons, Amakhosi have carved themselves a reputation for making decisions that come back to bite them.
They have been appointing coaches and signing players who struggle to make an impact at the club.
The Soweto giants need to be thorough in their search for a strikers coach to make sure they will be spot-on this time around and he will not be another flop.
Following what Pirates or Manchester United did would be a good idea.
The Buccaneers went for Chickelday who, a few months ago, was working with Premier League stars like Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott, Aston Villa forward Ollie Watkins and Chelsea attacker Xavier Simons, on loan at Hull City.
In settling for McCarthy, Ten Hag knew he was taking on board someone who was a prolific marksman in his day and can easily pass his proficiency to United attackers.
Those are the kind of appointments Chiefs need.
Pictured above: Kaizer Kotaung Jnr, Binfils-Caleb Bimenyimana, Arthur Zwane
Image source: Kaizer Chiefs