Giovanni Solinas content with Kaizer Chiefs squad
Posted: 8 August 2018 Time: 18:30
Kaizer Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas has refused to comment on possible new signings and insists he is satisfied with the players he has at his disposal.
Chiefs have made just four signings in the current transfer window, despite promising a 'complete overhaul' following last season's disappointing return.
The club ended a historic three-year run without silverware - their first in the PSL era, and drastic measures were promised by Amakhosi management to change things this season.
However, the arrival of Letlhogonolo Mirwa, Virgil Vries and Andriamirado 'Dax' Andrianarimanana having given supporters little to be excited about thus far, with Khama Billiat the only new face to feature in their two games thus far.
With the likes of Willard Katsande's, Bernard Parker's and Siphiwe Tshabalala's legs growing increasingly wary, especially ahead of a congested fixture schedule ahead, Solinas is aware that he will need to manage the load but stresses he is satisfied with the commitment shown by his charges in training.
"So far, I'm very happy with the commitment of players in training, they're training well and putting effort in training sessions," said Solinas.
"'Shabba' started the game with a bit of a problem with his hamstring. I knew Shabba couldn't play 90 minutes, also because with his age he can't play every two or three days now, it's difficult.
"But [against Bidvest Wits] wasn't a problem with individual or single players, it was the performance of the team that was no good. So, it's not one or two players.
"We need all the players in the team to give a better performance, we need to play much better. But I am confident because today was just one particular game. We conceded then equalised, and one moment we had the game under control, they scored the second and this destabilised us.
"The game was difficult for us, but for the future I am confident because the guys work very hard in training, believe me."
Asked directly whether he is still interested in strengthening a few positions by delving into the transfer market, the Italian insisted he is "happy" with his squad, and says talking about potential transfers would be disrespectful to his current players.
"No, guys. Me, I don't speak about the signings or the market for new players. I speak only about the players in my squad," he defended.
"Because, if I speak about the market, now I am not respecting my players. I want to respect my players. So, the new signings like Dax - the midfielder from Madagascar - is still coming. He's waiting for the registration.
"Other signings? No, I can't speak about the market because I am happy with my players. I don't complain about the players I have. I believe in my players. So, I speak only about the players that are in my squad."