Ex-Chiefs player fears club has lost its culture under Stuart Baxter


Kaizer Chiefs have been accused of losing their culture, by one of their former players Zebulon ‘Sputla’ Nhlapho.

Chiefs have failed to win trophies and titles for the last seven years now and Nhlapho believes, that they may be losing their culture under the current regime.

This will the seventh season without a trophy for Chiefs this season, with the club suffering a 1-0 loss to TS Galaxy. It was not the first time that Amakhosi went down to the rockets, having lost the 2019 final of the tournament to the same opponent with the same scoreline.

Nhlapho has since voiced his concerns about the current Chiefs set up, including that of Baxter’s decision making.

“Being a head coach doesn’t mean you must always have the last word, Ideas need to be shared. We can’t always blame the office and the players need to play for the jersey. Remember this team is not old but big. There must be something special about this team,” said Nhlapho.

Nhlapho went on to question the decision of the Chiefs top brass of placing Baxter in charge of their CAF Champions League against Al Ahly last season.

“Arthur took the team to the Champions League final, come the final, a white man is in charge. It looks like they also don’t know the Chiefs culture anymore. Slowly, bit by bit that club is going down” concluded Nhlapho.

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