Masango: All XI can score
Johannesburg - Mandla Masango feels the entire Kaizer Chiefs squad needs to contribute to scoring goals, even the goalkeepers.
The Glamour Boys were well below their best in the recently
concluded PSL season, finishing the term empty handed as their Soweto
rivals Orlando Pirates secured yet another treble, while SuperSport
United clinched the Nedbank Cup.
Chiefs are set to return to training for pre-season on June 28,
where they will begin a new era under newly installed coach Stuart
And looking towards the upcoming campaign, Masango feels it is in the final third where Amakhosi need the most improvement.
"It is not only strikers that need to score. All 11 players can score, even the keeper," he told the club's official website.
"I think we need to work hard in the final third because even
last season we created lot of chances but rushed and made wrong
decisions. I think if we can be bit calmer and composed in the final
third and try place shots and not shoot wildly it will make difference.
"I mean if you look at guys like Messi, he is calm in the box and
makes scoring look easy. We also need to more on sharing the ball in
the final third."
Speaking of his own contributions for next season, he added: "I
have been working in the gym during off season as we were all handed
programs to work on.
"I feel refreshed and like everyone I am looking forward to the
pre-season. We need to put all that happened last season behind us and
work hard to win things next season."