Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs captain Itumeleng Khune has called for
patience following their 2-1 loss to Orlando Pirates in the Soweto derby over
The Amakhosi goalkeeper feels they are still a work in
progress under Giovanni Solinas but will soon rediscover their glory days.
Khune admitted that it has been frustrating going the last
three seasons without the trophy but is confident things will change for the
better this term.
"It's all in our hands, we are given an opportunity
every season to win trophies," Khune was quoted as saying by KickOff
"But a lot of new players come in each season, they
have to adjust to playing for this big brand and it's never easy for them. As
seniors it's our responsibility to help them settle in as soon as possible.
"They need to know the culture of the team and what the
team stands for, and that we are a team that wins trophies every season, but
for the past three seasons we haven't done that.
"It's not easy having new players come in and not
getting to adjust as early as possible, because in some seasons the MTN8 is
before even our first league match.
"And we go for pre-season and try by all means to share
our thoughts and experience with the new players, but it takes longer for some
than for others.
"So, we just have to be patient and let them gel, and things
will get back to normal."