Ghanaians fail Chiefs test
Ghanaians fail Chiefs test

Posted in News on Jul 24, 2002.

The two Ghanaian strikers from Asante Kotoko will be returning home on Friday after failing to impress the Kaizer Chiefs technical staff. The search for a quality striker continues.

"I have decided to sent them back,” says coach Muhsin Ertugral. “They are good players but not good enough. We need strikers who are good in the box and not those who are only good at taking on defenders. We have more of those players around here and there's no need to bring in the same material.”

Team manager Bobby Motaung says the search for the hitman continues and added that Amakhosi will take timem to ensure they sign the right player for the job.

"We are still looking but we are not under pressure as we do have the strikers,” says Bobby Motaung.

"Most of the players we are targeting are under contract and as you know we always have problems in getting players from the local teams,” he says.

Ertugral is forthright about the kind of a striker he is looking for. “We need the type of a striker like Shaun or Gilbert Mushangazhike. We need a striker who can play with their back to the opponent in the box,” Ertugral says.

Ertugral echoes Bobby Motaung’s sentiments that there is no need to rush. “At the moment there’s no need for us to rush. We have one or two players in mind and we need time on them as their clubs are not releasing them,” he says.

"But generally we have the material internally,” he says. “Sydney Moshikaro is a great prospect but the boy was never trained properly.

"His upper body is weak and his muscles are also weak. His speed needs to improve and there’s a lot of work to be done on him individually before we can introduce him. Sydney is a natural goalscorer and he will be the solution in the long run."

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