Is  Kaizer Chiefs better with an international or national coach?

Calls to have Kaizer Chiefs Coach Steve Komphela axed as the teams coach are gaining moment, as fans are highly disappointed by the team’s continuation of  poor playing for the new season.

Komphela defended the team by saying they lack confidence, which is why they play in a disappointing manner.

On Wednesday, AmaKhosi played their second game with Platinum Stars and the match ended in a 1-1 draw.

The results angered AmaKhosi fans, leading to others saying that the team are better of coached by an international coach.

Below is a comparison of AmaKhosi coaches and PSL results, in the last five years:

Vladimir Vermezović, coach from 2009-2012

Originally from Belgrade, Serbia, the retired coach, Vermezovic joined Amakhosi in 2009, but he initially began coaching with PartizanBelgrade, a team from Belgrade. Vermezovic achieved success with the team when he reached the 1/8 finals of the UEFA cup in the season of 2004/05.

In 2012, Vermezovic was fired from Kaizer Chiefs and in May he returned to his first team.He ended his second spell in charge of Partizan in April 2013.

And then came back to South Africa in 2014 after he was appointed head coach of Orlando Pirates.

Under Vermezovic’s coaching, Amakhosi finished 3rd twice in the seasons 2009/10 and 2010/11 and finished in 5th place in the 2011/12 season.

Donald “Ace” Khuse, Coach from April-June 2012

Khuse is a retired South African football player, in 2009 he was appointed as coach assistance to Vermezovic, and when Vermezovic left South Africa, Khuse became the head coach for a short while.

Khuse is currently the interim coach of Amakhosi.

Stuart Baxter, coach from 2012-2015

Baxter is a Scottish former football player and manager; he joined the Glamour Boys in 2012.  He began coaching in 1986 and has coached clubs in Sweden, Norway, Portugal and Japan as well as the national teams of South Africa and Finland and the England under-19 team.

Baxter coached AmaKhosi for three years and in 2015 he parted ways with the team. In 2016 he then signed with SuperSports United as their head coach.

Under Baxter’s coaching AmaKhosi became league Champions in the 2012/13 season, and won 2nd place position in the 2013/14 season first place again in 2014/15 season.

Steve Komphela, coach from 2015- present.

Komphela is a South African former football player and current club manager; he joined Kaizer Chiefs in 2015. He began coaching in 2002 and has managed teams like the Dynamos, South Africa U-20, South Africa U-23, Platinum Stars and Free State Stars and Maritzburg United.

Komphela, is currently the couch of the Phefeni Glamour Boys and has played all 34 league games.

Under Komphela,s coaching, AmaKhosi finished the 2015/16 season in 5th place position.

By Senzile Kubheka

 Semenya receives adverse attacks from the International media

 South African athlete Caster Semenya has received negative attacks from the international media for her participation as a woman in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

An international sports magazine questioned whether the 25-year old Semenya should be allowed to compete against women at the Olympics, following the results that she has high level of testosterone.

According to Yahoo, London Marathon world-record holder Paula Radcliffe claimed that Semenya winning the gold in the Olympics would be a disgrace to the sport.

“A victory by the South African in middle-distance running would trigger a feeding frenzy among the other countries to scour for female athletes with high level of testosterone,” said Radcliffe.

The sports magazine described her one of those East German female hammer throwers of the sixties and seventies, whose young bodies were irredeemably masculated by cruel state-sponsored doping programmes.

The New Yorker also attacked Semenya and said even though she is identified as a woman, she has many of the physiological features of a man, including internal testes and an exceptionally high testosterone level. It added she shouldn’t be allowed to compete as a woman.

Semenya’s ordeal began six years ago when the International Association of Athletics Federations subjected the athlete to gender tests.

It was then found out that she has naturally higher than average testosterone levels. Furthermore, it was discovered that she has no womb or ovaries, and instead, owing to a chromosomal abnormality, internal testes.

In the same year, Semenya was denied the opportunity to compete in a Stellenbosch track and field event pending the probe into her gender.

Since the attacks, South Africans have joined forces and slammed the international media by saying their criticism for Semenya was humiliating and demoralising and added that it creates the impression an African woman can’t excel in sport.

Semenya supporters went on and created a hashtag: #HandsOffCaster on Twitter to further express the support they have for her.

Even though there are tons of questions on whether Semenya should compete as a woman, South Africans continue to tout her as the gold winner for the women’s 800m.

Semenya is schedule to run in the 800m on Wednesday.

By Rachel Sigida and Senzile Kubheka

Brazillians crowned PSL champions

Mamelodi Sundowns (Brazillians) have cooped their 7th title league in the Absa Premier Soccer League (PSL) with a record breaking 71 points

The Brazilians were crowned the 2015/2016 PSL champions, after their 1-0 win against rivals Platinum Stars.

The game took place at Lucas Moripe Stadium, where the hosts failed to produce an equalizer against the Downs.

The Platinum Stars were given a chance to level up when they won a penalty after Thabo Nthethe faulted during the game, however they failed to.

Khama Billiant is the individual who scored against Dikwena, bringing the Downs points to be tallied up to a record breaking 71.

By Senzile Kubheka

Amakhosi End Season in fifth place

Kaizer Chiefs will end the season in fifth place in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) as they were defeated by Chippa United in their last game of the season.

The game took place at the FNB Stadium and where hosts of the game were defeated 2-0, with goals scored by Buyani Sali and Lerato Manzini.

The hosted took charge and led the game in the 20th minute of the game when Sali calmly delivered a goal past Itumeleng Khune.

Amakhosi had several attempts to level matters but dismally failed to control the ball and locate the box.

Even with Chiefs having the most possession statistics in the first half,they couldn’t find the back of the net, as Daniel Akpeyi produced a great saver, keeping out Wilard Katsande’s header.

In the 67th minute of the game Chippa’s Manzini fired a goal past Khune and gave Chippa a 2-0 lead.

Amakhosi’s somewhat disappointing season, has caused them to miss out on a spot to part take on the CAF Confederation Cup.

By Senzile Kubheka