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Chivaviro Admits Underachievement

  • May 18, 2024
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Chivaviro Admits Underachievement

Kaizer Chiefs forward Ranga Chivaviro has acknowledged his underwhelming goal tally this season, attributing it partly to the challenges of adaptation.

Currently languishing in eighth place with only 35 points, Chiefs are on track for one of their worst finishes in the PSL top flight.

The Soweto giants have managed just one win in the second half of the season, with five defeats and five draws. Chivaviro expressed his disappointment with the team’s campaign, calling it an underachievement for Amakhosi.

“Personally, I feel we’ve underachieved as a club. We obviously didn’t reach the goals we set ourselves,” Chivaviro said. “But with that being said, we still have something to play for.”

The 31-year-old target man has featured 18 times for Chiefs this season, scoring four goals. Having netted an impressive 10 goals in 19 games for Marumo Gallants last season, Chivaviro explained his struggles at Chiefs by highlighting the need for adaptation.

“There are five or six players who arrived at the same time as me,” he said. “You have to understand that it’s a process. The club has a specific way of playing, and we, the players, have to find a way to gel with that system.”

Chivaviro acknowledged his desire to score more goals but emphasized the importance of the ongoing process. “Hopefully, I’ll be able to reach six or seven goals by the end of the season,” he said.

Amakhosi players have grappled with leadership changes this season. Head coach Molefi Ntseki was sacked just three months into the job, with Cavin Johnson taking the reins. With rumors swirling about another potential coaching change and reports of Chiefs already talking to replacements for Johnson, Chivaviro commented on how this has affected the players.

“Our job is to simply continue doing what professionals do,” Chivaviro said. “We need to come to work with a positive attitude and give our best for the biggest stakeholders of this country – the Kaizer Chiefs supporters.”

The battle for a top-eight finish continues for Amakhosi as they face ninth-placed Polokwane City at FNB Stadium on Saturday.

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