'Don't expect Chiefs to win the CAFCL'

CAF Champions League

Ex-Kaizer Chiefs defender Nhlanhla Kubheka is not joining the chorus of naysayers against Amakhosi following another embarrassing result.

'Rhoo' believes the current team has what it takes to get out of their CAF Champions League group but should not be expected to go all the way.

This despite drawing their first game at home against Egyptian side Horoya and losing 4-0 to Wydad AC of Morocco in Burkina Faso on Sunday.

Current coach Gavin Hunt has been disadvantaged going into the competition in that he has been unable to sign new players for the rigours of African football.

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Kubheka was a member of the 2001 Amakhosi team that became the first South African club to win the African Cup Winners' Cup.

"I suppose at this stage we must not expect a lot from the current squad of Kaizer Chiefs," Kubheka tells KickOff.com.

"At this stage I think they are at a point where they are still building a team, and mind you they didn't start very well regarding the season. So personally I don't expect them to win the Champions League at this stage.

"I'm sure next season they will start building a team that can compete for the Champions League. To think that they will win cup games or the Champions League, for me that's out of the equation. They are still building. I don't expect them to win the Champions League."

Kubheka believes it is still possible for the Soweto giants to at least get out of their group despite two poor results in their first two matches.

"They can, it is possible you know, depending on their mental capabilities or capacity to compete. It's not about tactics only, it's about having control of the environment and how the coach interacts with the players," he says.

Chiefs have one point from two matches in the group stage and face Petro de Luanda of Angola this weekend at FNB Stadium.

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