Amakhosi legend Linda Buthelezi believes that the loss of Stuart Baxter is central to the club’s struggles and it was always going to be difficult for the player’s to adapt.
The new coach from the beginning of this season, Steve Komphela lost in two finals and failed in the Caf Champions League qualification.
“Look, it’s not about the players, I would say it’s about the change,” Buthelezi told Goal.com
“Whenever there’s a change there will be a slide situation.
“It changes the minds of the players, that has cost Chiefs because they were used to the mentality and way of the previous coach.”
Already out of the title race, Komphela has come under fire from a team that’s been used to winning trophies including the PSL league under Baxter.
“Suddenly when there’s a change the players must adjust to the situation because you must understand players when they feel needed by the coach they perform a lot, they go the extra mile.
“That’s why you find players they will even use metaphors saying; ‘I will die for the coach’ because this coach makes him feel at home, makes him feel very important.
“So, I believe that Baxter did that at Chiefs.”
Buthelezi is hinting that the Chiefs players won’t ‘die’ for Komphela yet.