Kaizer Motaung admits Kaizer Chiefs expected Steve Komphela to have delivered trophies by now

The Glamour Boys last won a major trophy in 2015 when Stuart Baxter was still at the helm, but Motaung isn't ready to give up on Komphela just yet

Kaizer Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung has admitted that 2017 was a difficult year for his team as they failed in their attempts to win silverware. 

With coach Steve Komphela being in his third season with the club, Motaung said they had expected the 50-year-old to have at least won a major trophy. 

However, the Amakhosi boss is not going to throw in the towel just yet with two more trophies to compete for before the end of the campaign. 

"It has been a difficult journey in 2017. We were hoping that with coach Steve Komphela now in his third season that more positive results would be forthcoming, but that hasn’t happened as yet," Motaung told the Amakhosi website. 

"We have now gone 2.5 years without winning a trophy and that’s disappointing, but we won’t throw in the towel. There are no shortcuts and the margins between the different teams are small, but there is still a lot to play for – the Absa Premiership and the Nedbank Cup," said Motaung. 

"I do believe, however, that we can look forward to a better future and I am confident that we are on the right track. This optimism also has to do with the changes we want to implement in the New Year," he continued. 

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Motaung further revealed that the club will make signings over a period of time to freshen up the ageing squad, before adding that he's confident Leonardo Castro, who was signed from Mamelodi Sundowns in mid-December, will make a significant impact at Amakhosi.  

"Meanwhile, some of the older guys, who have done tremendously well for Kaizer Chiefs in recent years, are slowing down and we need replacements for them over a period of time," added Motaung. 

"An example is the signing of the Colombian Leonardo Castro on the brink of 2018. He’s a good acquisition and the striker will make a significant impact on our attacking department, where we haven’t done so well. Scoring goals, however, is not only preserved for strikers in modern football," said Motaung.