Junior Khanye praises Kaizer Chiefs coach exits, calls for players to be released

Junior Khanye has welcomed Chiefs' decision to cha
Junior Khanye has welcomed Chiefs' decision to change the coaches and believes the club should also reassess other areas
Scroll right to see the players Khanye feels shoul
Scroll right to see the players Khanye feels should be released
Bernard Parker
Bernard Parker
Willard Katsande
Willard Katsande
Kgotso Moleko
Kgotso Moleko

Junior Khanye has praised Kaizer Chiefs' decision to remove Ernst Middendorp and Shaun Bartlett and urges the hierarchy to keep moving further down in the clearout.

The former Amakhosi darling has now urged chairman Kaizer Motaung to get rid of certain other players in the team as well and start afresh.

Check out the Chiefs players Khanye believes have overstayed their welcome above

Amakhosi took the decision on Wednesday to officially relieve Middendorp of his duties as head coach and followed that up by releasing assistant coach Bartlett on Thursday morning.

READ: Official: Chiefs axe falls on Bartlett

Middendorp suffered heavy criticism from Amakhosi fans after failing to win the league this season, and his style of football had also been questioned leading up to that failure.

"Ernst Middendorp was not supposed to come back to Kaizer Chiefs in the first place, he failed to win anything during his first stint with the club," Khanye tells snl24.com/kickoff.

"I want to commend the club for the decision. He didn't bring anything to the players. Shaun Bartlett, I watched him coach at AmaTuks and his style of football didn't convince me.

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"The playing personnel must also be overhauled. There are a number of players that must also go. Bernard Parker, Kgotso Moleko and Willard Katsande are some of the players that need to be replaced with new blood.

"Players like Itumeleng Khune, Eric Mathoho, Khama Billiat and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo must remain and blend with the youngsters. As I said before, the club needs to rebuild the structure and be patient.

"I also spoke about development. That's another area that needs serious attention.

"The last time Chiefs produced great talent was during the time of Isaac Mabotsa, Lucky Maselesele, Nhlanhla Kubheka, Jabu Mahlangu and Thabiso 'Skapie' Malatsi.

"It's time for Chiefs to go to development and produce good players again."