Kaizer Chiefs great Zebulon "Sputla" Nhlapo says the club will need to learn from runaway log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns and make use of three heads against Orlando Pirates.


Nhlapo says Stuart Baxter, Arthur Zwane and Dillon Shepherd should share ideas equally in Saturday's Soweto Derby, and work as co-coaches.

Though he seems positive for a win, Nhlapo says for Chiefs to come out of Orlando Stadium on Saturday with all three points, head coach Baxter will need to engage more with his technical team.

"The coach is the one with the last word but he must listen to his assistants' ideas,” Nhlapo tells Kickoff.com.

"But now it seems the other two don't have much of a say there, last word always comes from Baxter.

"Look at how the three coaches at Sundowns work, they understand each other, they are working together, they listen to each other.

"Pirates is also trying the same thing with their two coaches Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids, they listen to one another.

"But at Chiefs, it's always Stuart Baxter who has the last word, they need three minds and three head coaches, especially on Saturday.

"Arthur Zwane and Shepherd should have a say there, but Baxter should listen more to Arthur because he's the only one there who played the derby before, So he understands its meaning.

"I can tell you abuyile Amakhosi now, you see each time these two teams meet, the underdog win, they use the other to turn their fortunes around.

"Pirates had a poor game against Cape Town City, and Chiefs is playing very good it is just that they don't score goals, our style of play is too defensive.

"Khama Billiat and Keagan Dolly can win the game for Chiefs on Saturday, but make no mistake Pirates plays good football and have a very strong midfield, this Deon Hotto guy is dangerous, he is tricky.

"There's also Fortune Makaringe, Goodman Mosele and Thembinkosi Lorch who always gives us tough time,” Nhlapo said.