Our task is the league - Motaung
Our task is the league - Motaung

Posted in News on Dec 05, 2001.

The current Kaizer Chiefs squad has the potential to emulate the previous Amakhosi teams of the 70s and even do better than the 1984 squad which swept up all the cups, club MD Kaizer Motaung said on Tuesday.

The present Amakhosi squad made history on Saturday by becoming the first Southern African team to win the priceless African Cup Winner's Cup also known as the Mandela Cup.

This was Chiefs' third attempt at a Confederation of African

Football (Caf) cup.

"This is a culmination of hard work which we have put in for the past two years, I think in the last two attempts we were not fully prepared but this squad was ready," said Motaung.

"If you change and chop coaches, things do not work out, it is

just like changing players," added Motaung.

However, Motaung said Chiefs would not be defending the Mandela Cup.

"Caf are not as organised as Uefa, they (Caf) must start making it worthwhile for teams to participate. We depend on our own resources.

"For instance last week in the final our National Association

Safa did not feature anywhere, from welcoming match commissioners, people from Luanda and security and of course the financial element of it."

But Motaung said they were interested in participating in the

African Champions League.

Chiefs main task is now to win the domestic league title which

has eluded them since 1992.

In the last two years or so we should have won the league but a lot happened even with the referees and even today we Safa president Molefi Oliphant has not presented the report.

Commenting on Bafana Bafana's preparations for the upcoming African Cup of Nations and the World Cup next year Motaung said: "I think we are caught in a state of confusion, if we analyse our preparations, there is not proper planning and no clear indication as to which team could go to the Nations Cup as yet."

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