Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp insists James
Kotei could still come good at the club even though he is yet to play this
The Ghanaian joined the Glamour Boys at the start of the
season, which put Chiefs over their foreign player registration limit and
resulted in the club selling Madagascan international Adriamirado
Andrianarimanana, simply known as 'Dax'.
Many supporters were disappointed to see the back of Dax,
but Middendorp doesn't have any regrets about the decision and still has faith
"I wouldn't go that far (as to talk about regrets),"
said Middendorp, as quoted by KickOff.
"You would be surprised, but research in general in
professional soccer shows that players start to perform if they come from
another country or continent, most of the time build-up to their best at the
earliest in their second season.
"If you have sometimes a lucky moment that certain
players can do it immediately, that's fine, but I’m not irritated at the
"If we can have (Kotei ready by) next season, then we
can talk about (regrets). But it's still too early to make a final assessment
Amakhosi are back in action on Sunday, December 22 against
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