After a sluggish start to the season for Kaizer Chiefs, midfielder Willard Katsande has called on his team-mates to take more responsibility for the team’s form.
Amakhosi are yet to win a match this season after three outings in all competitions.
This has seen head coach Steve Komphela come under fire. But Katsande says it’s up to the players to rectify the situation and that the coach should not be forced to shoulder the blame.
“It’s unfair to criticise the coach because we are a club, it’s like us as players criticising our own players.
“So I think it’s unfair; we need to take responsibility and raise our hands and say, ‘now we need to play better’. I think that’s the main thing and not to single out an individual – that’s unfair.”
He continued: “We are working on that to change the situation. The only people who can change that is us who are in the situation.
“It is just a matter of time until we will get it right. I think we just need to bury the chances we create and also to avoid conceding in the first half. That’s our big setback for now.
Chiefs are next in action on Wednesday night, when they travel to Tembisa to take on newly-promoted Highlands Park.
The Lions of the North have in their ranks former Amakhosi sharp shooter Collins Mbesuma, who was the top goal scorer in the PSL last season while at Black Aces, and who has already opened his scoring account this season.