Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt explains first visit to Naturena Village

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Hunt walked through the doors of Chiefs' esteemed training ground for the first time when he signed his contract to succeed Ernst Middendorop last Thursday.

The remarkable establishment that houses state-of-the-art gym equipment, pools, training grounds, offices, data analyst rooms, silverware and even a merchandise store left Hunt lost for words.

"This has been a bit overwhelming to be at this club, it's a huge club, and I had never been to Naturena in my life. I'm blown away by the facility and the support staff behind the football team," Hunt said in his first interview with the club.

"I haven't seen anything like this. This is the standards I've seen in the big leagues and I've been all around the world at big clubs. This is really on par with what goes on there."

2009/10 - Top scorer Nkosinathi Nhleko was tied wi
2009/10 - Top scorer Nkosinathi Nhleko was tied with Siphiwe Tshabalala on 6 league goals
2010/11 - Knowledge Musona netted 15 goals in a se
2010/11 - Knowledge Musona netted 15 goals in a season that earned him a move to Europe
2011/12 - Lehlohonolo Majoro netted 10 goals
2011/12 - Lehlohonolo Majoro netted 10 goals
2012/13 - Bernard Parker found the back of the net
2012/13 - Bernard Parker found the back of the net 12 times
2013/14 - Parker again led the way with 10 goals
2013/14 - Parker again led the way with 10 goals
2014/15 - Parker was tied with George Lebese and M
2014/15 - Parker was tied with George Lebese and Mandla Masango on 7 goals
2015/16 - Willard Katsande found himself in unfami
2015/16 - Willard Katsande found himself in unfamiliar territory after top scoring with 7 goals
2016/17 - Siphiwe Tshabalala led from the front wi
2016/17 - Siphiwe Tshabalala led from the front with his tally of 7 goals
2017/18 - Gustavo Paez ended his tenure with 4 goa
2017/18 - Gustavo Paez ended his tenure with 4 goals, joint top scoring with Parker and Ryan Moon
2018/19 - Khama Billiat marked his arrival at Chie
2018/19 - Khama Billiat marked his arrival at Chiefs, top scoring with 5 goals
2019/20 - Samir Nurkovic took the PSL by storm wit
2019/20 - Samir Nurkovic took the PSL by storm with 14 goals in all competitions in his debut season

Having experienced the level of professionalism at the Soweto giants, Hunt admits he realised how much room there is for improvement as he looks to restore the club back to its former glory after a five-year trophy drought.

"That's certainly been a big eye-opener for me, to see the support staff behind the football team. We need to improve on the pitch," the 54-year-old explained.

"I think the football club has improved so much off the pitch, we need to certainly bring the standards up and try to bring the team and club to be competitive and winning again."