'Gordinho is a small-team player'


Kaizer Chiefs legend Robson Muchichwa pulls no punches in explaining his support for the selling of "small-team player" Lorenzo Gordinho to Bidvest Wits.

Absa Premiership log leaders Chiefs recently sold one of their top defenders Gordinho to 2019/20 season title rivals Bidvest Wits.

Muchichwa was asked if this was the right time for the Amakhosi management to strengthen their rival's defence, taking into consideration that Wits could move three points behind Chiefs if they win their three games in hand.

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"I don't think he was in the coach's plans, I don't know, so for me I would say it's a good move for him because he was not playing all along," the former winger tells KickOff.com.

"So I would say all the best where he is going because if you are not playing it becomes a problem sometimes.

"But on Chiefs' side, I don't think it's going to affect them that much because already he was not appearing, or what is happening he was not part of it. And with Gordinho since he joined Chiefs, for me he was like a promising player each and every season.

"I haven't seen much of his improvement actually. You need to change into another gear. For me Gordinho was supposed to be a regular player now, other than what is happening to him now.

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"I don't know but I would say he failed to live up to standard in terms of playing for Kaizer Chiefs. Ja for me I would say he's a small-team player like the likes of Bloemfontein Celtic, [Golden] Arrows. If he goes to those teams I think you will see the best of Gordinho, like what happened when he went to Celtic.

"I don't think he was good for Chiefs. Ja for a small team I'm saying he's going to excel at Wits, and he is going to excel to whereby we ask ourselves 'why did Chiefs release him?' Like what happened when they released him to Celtic... and when he comes back he doesn't do the same thing. For me he's a small-team player.

"I don't think Wits is going to just put him in. It will be a disaster for Gavin [Hunt] if he did. Defenders don't help much, unless if it was a striker... maybe he was going to score goals.

"So I wouldn't worry about that [strengthening a rival team]. There is no worry about that."

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