Kaizer Chiefs still need psychological support after Gavin Hunt, Dillon Sheppard, Arthur Zwane appointments - Nhlanhla Kubheka


One crucial area may not have been addressed yet by Kaizer Chiefs as the club moves forward with Gavin Hunt after a crushing 2019/20 season.

Much has been said about Hunt's record, pedigree and experience as he looks to lead the club back to contention for silverware after a five-year drought.

Like many aligned with the club, former Glamour Boys defender Nhlanhla Kubheka is also excited about Hunt's appointment with Dillon Sheppard and Arthur Zwane as his assistants.

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Kubheka feels having someone on the technical team like Zwane who understands each player's background will help in dealing with performances on the field.

"A brilliant appointment by Chiefs, Gavin Hunt has established himself as a successful coach in the PSL, he has won cups," Kubheka tells snl24.com/kickoff.

"I strongly believe the appointment will do good but Chiefs need more masterminds in the technical team. We need to create something that will be continuous."

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The 41-year-old Kubheka, who played for the Amakhosi teams that dominated the league under Ted Dumitru in the mid-2000s, believes people may be overlooking the negative psychological impact the 2019/20 season might still have on the players.

"We must also not forget that the mental element in football is needed for players to deal with any pressure because Chiefs is huge," he reminds.

"They must implement one-on-one emotional support, because we are dealing with human beings. The background of the players must be understood so the coach can have a better idea of managing the team."

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