Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs midfielder George Maluleka says new signings
such as Samir Nurkovic and Kearyn Baccus are a major reason why the club are
top of the Absa Premiership.
Nurkovic recently scored his first goal for the club whereas
Baccus has managed a key assist as well as a goal against Cape Town City.
James Kotei is yet to make an impact with coach Ernst
Middendorp saying the player is still getting up to speed physically.
In addition, Lazarous Kambole is also yet to really fire
though signs are there he could start to deliver the goods in future.
Maluleka said: "If you look at the signings that were
brought in, these are more experienced guys, whereby if you look at last
season, there were a lot of youngsters promoted.
"So obviously you can already see the direction of the
signings. We know it's been a very difficult past few seasons and that needs to
change, no doubt about it. We are doing everything in our power to make sure
this season changes that.
"It's very disappointing [to miss out on the MTN8] - it
is. And, obviously, it's something that we didn't want as a club, but we have
another season to rectify all of that.
"I think with the squad that we have, and of course the
additions that came through, we can't fall short this time around."
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