Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas has urged his players
to adopt a winning mentality in order to satisfy demands at the "best club
in South Africa".
Amakhosi have gone three years without silverware and have got
their 2018/19 season off to a stuttering start. The Soweto giants currently sit seventh on
the Premiership table with 14 points from 11 games and were eliminated from the
MTN8 semi-finals by SuperSport United.
However, Solinas has talked up Chiefs' chances of clawing
back lost ground in the Absa Premiership title race, while the Glamour Boys also
have an opportunity to land silverware in the Telkom Knockout, with a
quarter-final clash against Matsatsantsa on Sunday lying in wait.
"We must improve our character. Playing for Kaizer
Chiefs is very difficult, it's not easy. The expectations are very high, the
club is a very big club," said Solinas, according to KickOff website.
"We need a strong mentality and a strong character.
When I say we need to develop a winning mentality, it's about this. We need to
improve in our approach and mental impact. We need to manage the
On the responsibility that comes with playing for Amakhosi,
Solinas said: "Kaizer Chiefs is Kaizer Chiefs, everybody needs to
understand this. Kaizer Chiefs is a special club, it's the best club in South
Africa and one of the best on the continent.
"It's a privilege when you play for or coach Kaizer
Chiefs. It's an honour and we need to understand this. We need a strong character
and a strong mentality.
"But I am optimistic of the future, we're fighting ...
we're fighting, don't worry."