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.

Read more on:    kaizer chiefs  |  psl  |  kingston nkhatha  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Sunday, 17 December 2017
Baroka FC v SuperSport United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City FC, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Bloemfontein Celtic v SuperSport United, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.