Former Kaizer Chiefs central midfielder Humphrey Mlwane believes not buying enough quality players in previous seasons is contributing to the team's poor start this season.
Due to the club's FIFA transfer ban, Amakhosi find themselves forced to use youngsters this season as they cannot beef up their squad following injuries to key players.
'Cellular' says things would be better now if the club had been signing quality players every year.
"Ya I think it's catching up with them you see because if they had quality, that quality would be still shining even at this moment," Mlwane tells KickOff.com.
"But because of the average now, you even find the current coaches commenting saying that these players are not Chiefs material [laughs]. All along they were not seeing all that.
"The likes of coach Arthur [Zwane] have always been there, but why are they only seeing this now? Ya it's catching up with them in terms of the quality that they had for the last four, five years you see."
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Mlwane continues: "Yes, it's a lesson, but that lesson is hurting the people that are supporting the team judging by people's comments. People can't keep quiet anymore and it's hurting them. The team's status is deteriorating and that thing is not right for a team like Kaizer Chiefs.
"I don't know how they can use what they currently have to their advantage, the coach needs to be versatile and use what he has. Maybe things can change for the better because it's only results that are important, nothing more, nothing less you see.
"Is the team that was used last season motivated enough? Do they still have that hunger? It's just that the big teams don't build you see. The supporters won't have that much patience. The team has not been winning any cups for the last four to five years you see, and that thing is getting worse."
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