Cape Town – Kaizer Chiefs communications manager Vina Maphosa believes the club will be competitive
despite having no coach ahead of the Shell Cup against Mamelodi Sundowns.
Chiefs are yet to appoint a new man in
charge for 2018/19 after previous mentor Steve Komphela stepped down towards
the end of the last campaign.
Interim manager Patrick Mabedi remains in
charge as Amakhosi continue to search for a new man to take over at Naturena on
a permanent basis.
As such, it appears the Glamour Boys will
face Downs on 21 July in the inaugural pre-season competition with Mabedi still
at the helm.
Nonetheless, Maphosa maintains that this
will not be an issue and the side have enough in the leadership department to
defeat the Brazilians.
“Coming to the pitch, we know that it
is a national question, once you find a matter becoming a national question,
you must know that the team is very huge,” he said as quoted by Soccer Laduma website.
“Chiefs is very high at every corner.
I mean old and young, at bus stops, at taverns and even at churches, the
pastors, the preachers are asking about the Chiefs coach.
“That shows the importance of the
brand and the importance of the club, just let me not waste your time to
mention that, be it a coach, be it a Patrick Mabedi, Chiefs will be led, and
Chiefs will contest, will compete on the day.”