Siphiwe Tshabalala: Kaizer Chiefs were too kind in 2016/17
Posted: 11 May 2017 Time: 09:51
Kaizer Chiefs stalwart Siphiwe Tshabalala says Amakhosi "were too kind" in a disappointing 2016/17 for the Soweto giants.
Chiefs' PSL title hopes ended with a 1-1 draw against Golden Arrows this past weekend, as Knox Mutizwa's stoppage-time goal cancelled out Ryan Moon's 77th minute opener for the hosts at FNB Stadium.
The Glamour Boys are fifth on the table and will visit Polokwane City on Saturday before concluding their second season without a trophy under coach Steve Komphela against Platinum Stars (May 17) and log leaders Bidvest Wits on May 27.
In a Q and A on Chiefs' website, 'Shabba' was asked to reflect on the season.
"We were too kind, we just gave it away. The coach can’t be held responsible. We have to take responsibility as the team," said Tshabalala, echoing the sentiment of teammate Tsepo Masilela.
Meanwhile, the 32-year-old, who recently amassed 300 starts for his club, remains committed to bringing silverware back to Naturena.
"To continue working hard and making a great contribution to help the club win trophies," he said when asked about his ambitions.
"I also want to assist and mentor the youngsters to carry forward the legacy of the team, so that in the future we will see the next Shabba, Itu [Khune] and [Willard] Katsande – players who will play 200+ games for Amakhosi."