Muchichwa: Fans return heaps pressure on Baxter, Ncikazi

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Former Kaizer Chiefs star Robson Muchichwa feels the return of local football fans to stadiums will pile added pressure on Stuart Baxter and Orlando Pirates' Mandla Ncikazi.

Football fans are expected to make an imminent return to football venues following President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that venues can host 50% of their capacity.

"Both coaches are not doing well where things are not looking good for either respective team," Muchichwa tells KickOff.

"In football, it doesn't matter how bad you play, if you bring results it's good.

"If you play well and don't bring results it's not going to work.

"In football, if things are not going, well then there's more pressure.

"If things continue the way they are now, I think there will be more pressure on these two coaches once fans come back to stadiums.

"There are a lot of football fans who don't watch football, they just want to see the football hitting the net.

"How the goal came, they don't mind and all they want to hear is whether Chiefs or Pirates have won.

"The fans are just there to cheer you on in what you are doing right. But if you are not doing it right how are they going to cheer you up?

"Remember there are those players who get affected if the stadium is full.

"What are you saying about those players who are not comfortable when there are fans?

"When I started out as a professional player seeing a packed stadium used to make me nervous."

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