Tovey reveals choice for Chiefs captain


Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana legend Neil Tovey has weighed in on the club's captaincy that is believed to be currently up for grabs.

The Soweto giants have gotten rid of some big names in their squad including captains Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Bernard Parker and Daniel Cardoso.

With the recent changes in the team's playing personnel, senior players Itumeleng Khune and Mulomowandau Mathoho might see little game time next season and therefore stands very little chance of leading the team.

Tovey says a Chiefs captain needs to be someone who will inspire his team by producing the same performances week in and week out and not choose games.

As the most consistent player in the Amakhosi squad, Keagan Dolly looks more suitable to lead the Glamour Boys next season, when some believe Khama Billiat should be the man.

"This is the person that first of all he's going to have to have his game together (A Chiefs captain)," Tovey tells KickOff.

"It needs a player that plays consistently well because as a captain you can't be not playing well and try to give instructions.

"It should be somebody that does not think about his game but thinking about the team overall and not about only his performance.

"That's the most critical thing because if you worry about your individual performance then you are not concentrating on the team's dynamics as you should as a leader.

"So obviously it's got to be someone that is going to be looked at to be ever-present for the team throughout the year.

"Someone that is going to take over the ownership on the field you know and not only when there's a crisis.

"You going to have to be authoritative and command you know, they look up to you.

"What you do and what you say it's the ultimate.

"You can't be having them questioning you, otherwise you are not going to be able to lead.

"Players have to respect you."

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