Mayo: 'Chiefs right to let Nurkovic go'


Club legend Patrick Mayo has backed Kaizer Chiefs' reported decision to let go of Serbian striker Samir Nurkovic.

KickOff revealed on Thursday that Nurkovic is set to complete a sensational move to ambitious DStv Premiership side Royal AM at the end of the current season.

The 29-year-old joined Amakhosi in the 2019/20 season where he scored 13 times in 25 matches for the Soweto giants.

"Chiefs were right to let him go, they were right not to trigger their one-year option," Mayo tells KickOff.

"Personally, I wouldn't say my heart is broken at him leaving. Because we were expecting a lot from him as an international player.

"But unfortunately, he is not giving us what we expected from him, he failed at Chiefs.

"When you are a foreign player, you must be superior to our local players in Mzansi.

"Although Chiefs are struggling upfront, I'm sure his departure is a blessing in disguise.

"Maybe this will give another boy a chance to shine we've never thought could fill his position.

"Though I must admit it will take some time.

"Chiefs are a big club, who can't afford to allow a young attacker to develop and instead need immediate result as a big team.

"They will have to go outside the country to find a striker that will immediately do the job Nurkovic failed to do.

"Because locally, I don't see anyone who can arrive at Chiefs and be a top striker."

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