Absa Premiership

Nkhatha: Stop booing players

2013-05-30 11:08
Kingston Nkhatha (Gallo)
Kaizer Chiefs striker Kingston Nkhatha has opened up about the persistent booing he has suffered from the club's fans over the course of the PSL season.

According to the Football411 website, the Zimbabwean marksman scored eight goals in what was his first season with Amakhosi, who ended the 2012/13 term with a PSL and Nedbank Cup double.

However, the forward's campaign was blighted by the boo-boys, who constantly jeered him until the final game of the season against University of Pretoria.

"I think it was a good season for me, especially because it was my first and I managed to score eight goals," he told Football411.

"But I can't change what people think. I understand that fans look at things differently as compared to players or coaches. I want to ask the supporters to stop booing the players or else the players will be afraid to play for the team and that will not benefit the team."

The former Black Leopards and Free State Stars striker further said booing players could be detrimental to the team as a whole.

"The fans must understand that all players have their good and bad days. I think what the fans needed to understand in my case was that I was new to the team and I needed to adapt.

"I needed to get to know my team-mates. If they do this to a player without a big heart, that player will go down. So we need the fans to support us.

"If they are fully behind each and every player, then it will encourage everyone of us to do well in the field for the team.

"I'm lucky I have my team-mates and technical team that have been so supportive and that's why it doesn't seem to affect me much.

"As a professional, you cannot take those things to heart otherwise they will destroy you. But I still ask our fans not to do it. It is not good for the team," Nkhatha concluded.

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