'

Latest News

Josta Dladla defends Kaizer Chiefs

Former Kaizer Chiefs star Josta Dladla has defended the club's decision to sign four players from other nations rather than use local talent.

Chiefs recently brought on board Lazarous Kambole from Zesco United, Ghanaian holding midfielder James Kotei, Samir Nurkovic from Serbia and South African-born Kearyn Baccus who was playing for Australia's Melbourne City.

Baccus was born in Durban but had resided in Australia since the age of eight. He penned a three-year contract with the Glamour Boys.

Dladla, who last played professional football in 2015/16 for Moroka Swallows and is now retired, told reporters: "It's management's choice to buy whoever they want. If they believe they've got better players overseas, there's nothing wrong with that.

"I mean, there is talent in South Africa, you saw (Happy) Mashiane getting promoted from the junior sides last season, and there are a lot of youngsters coming through.

"So, it would be unfair for me to say there's no talent in South Africa, [because] I'm South African as well. I come from here and I was created, born and bred here.

"It's only a matter of time until that talent is found. But people complain about everything. You can buy a white car and they'll say, 'why didn't you buy a black one?'

"So, it's just what the management believes is good for the team, and they are always going to go out and find it."