Following their success during the 2018 Maize Cup in the North West province, Kaizer Chiefs failed to retain their momentum for the remainder of their pre-season pre-season preparations.
The Soweto giants have been one of the busiest clubs when it comes to pre-season as they have participated in three competitions.
Although, they lost to Mamelodi Sundowns in the Shell Helix Cup last week and in the Mpumalanga Cultural Experience Cup to Cape Town City on Saturday afternoon, former defender Dominic Isaacs believes the Glamour Boys will be ready for the new 2018/19 Premier Soccer League (PSL) season.
The former Ajax Cape Town centre-back who has revealed that he has joined Cape Umoya United, has called on Chiefs fans to exercise patience before making judgment on the club.
“Yeah, to be honest I haven’t watched them closely but still you can’t buy a lot into these games, we have to look at it from a different a perspective,” Isaacs told Goal.
“I am sure many will understand that training is different from playing against an opponent in a match situation,” he said.
“Yes, Chiefs will be ready when it comes to starting their PSL season next weekend, the coach has been experimenting and also got some feedback from his technical team,” he added.
“Sometimes he may decide to change and try new formations by himself and take his decisions, so it’s too early to say Chiefs will flop this season,” added the former defender.
“There are many factors a coach will look into during the pre-season and it’s not only about winning games, but it’s good for the morale you know,” he continued.
“I don’t want to be harsh and judge them on two losses because the league and the season is a marathon – sometimes you can will all the matches and fail to lose your first league match,” he responded.
“You can remember a few years ago, (Stuart) Baxter lost to Sundowns in his first match by four goals, but he went on to win the double,” he recalled.
“I’d like to urge the supporters to remain patient because these are professionals and are aware the club needs trophies - they will fight to win against Sundowns next week,” urged the former South African international.
“It will be an interesting match and both sides have been giving the fans good football, Sundowns have not taken a break and Chiefs are trying new things - it’s going to interesting,” said the Umoya assistant coach.
Meanwhile, Isaacs expressed his sadness regarding the decline of his former side Ajax.
“It is sad to see Ajax going down to the NFD, but I also believe they had it in their hands to escape it, we cannot blame the PSL or Fifa,” Isaacs asserted.
“Sadly I can’t say I wish them to come back to the PSL because I am an assistant coach at Umoya now and we also want to be back at PSL,” he claimed.
“I always wanted to be a coach, remember I was a centre-back and working with coach Roger will help me become a good coach,” said the 36-year-old
“When he asked me to join him, I decided to jump at the opportunity, but I am still a baby in coaching,” he concluded.