Dominic Isaacs calls on his former side Kaizer Chiefs to bolster their squad in the offseason

The Cape Town-born defender backs the Urban Warriors to get the better of the Soweto giants on Saturday

Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Dominic Isaacs says it is difficult to single out one player who has not performed up to standard for Amakhosi, but the whole team is not in a good space.

The man who joined the Soweto giants from Ajax Cape Town in 2008 until 2012 reckons the club must just sit down at the end of the season and make a thorough assessment.

‘Domza’ believes the club has done well especially at the back, but costly and silly errors have killed the club when it matters the most in terms of picking up points and wins.

According to the centre back, the likes of Erick Mathoho and Daniel Cardoso have committed costly mistakes, but they are still great players.

The Mother City-born defender says the Soweto giants cannot just become a bad team overnight, and that something is wrong in the dressing room which has led to them experiencing three seasons with no trophy.

Although, he could not point out exactly which positions Chiefs need to bolster in the offseason,  he told Goal in an exclusive interview on Friday that two or three new faces can certainly help to uplift the dressing room.

Moreover, he said the new coach must just come in and ensure that the team is ready to start from scratch because seeing a South African giant failing to win trophies in three seasons is not good for the country’s football and the national team.

“I think, what I see is the whole team not individual players, for example, they have a solid defence but silly mistakes are costing them a lot, I am not saying they must buy defenders but the whole team has failed,” Isaacs told Goal.

“Maybe it's a lack of motivation or unhappiness in camp, but there is something for example a guy like Tower (Mathoho) is a superb defender and an international, but he had slips ups and Cardoso, also made his own, such as the one against Golden Arrows," said the centre back.

“In my assessment, I think the whole team has not done well because they’ve got good players and we can also mention the luck factor," he explained.

“They are not a bad playing team maybe it’s just a final touch and a good decision in the final third but new faces in the changing room will lift up the spirits," he reacted.

“If Chiefs do really want to compete they must just buy players….they cannot be compared to small teams where they wait for out of contract players and sign them," continued the 35-year-old.

“We know people love Chiefs with passion and what we saw in Durban was pure frustration, I am not saying they must do these things,” added Isaacs.

With Amakhosi on the verge of qualifying for the Caf Confederation Cup if they beat another of Isaacs’ former clubs, the Urban Warriors, the former South Africa junior international believes Caf competitions could prove a disctraction for Amakhosi.

“I think for me, Chiefs must not worry about Caf because that will come as disturbance in their domestic revival,” he claimed.

“Although they will welcome a win against Ajax, they must just focus on finishing on a high and start afresh next season as soon as possible," said Isaacs.

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“I am sure the players will want to take a break and press the restart button I know that feeling, but they are playing against my former team," noted the former Bloemfonteion Celtic defender.

“I would like to see Ajax getting a win because they have produced many players and they can’t go to the National First Division," revealed Isaacs.

“I am fully behind Ajax and I am sure they can remain in the PSL,” he concluded.