Why it's easier now to challenge Chiefs

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A former Kaizer Chiefs head coach has revealed why he thinks the Glamour Boys have been struggling to win games lately.

Since last season's bio-bubble Chiefs have found it difficult to play their best football, losing and drawing the majority of their games.

And being just above the relegation zone after nine league matches is something foreign to a team the size of Amakhosi.

According to Sergio dos Santos, having no fans at the stadiums is one of the reasons the Glamour Boys have been disappointing their fans who are watching at home.

"Well I think the reason Chiefs are not performing is because they've got a lot of injuries as you know, and obviously not being able to sign one or two new players, as I've explained before," Dos Santos tells KickOff.com.

"It's a problem because the previous players they started this year thinking because they were close last year, that they were probably going to just walk it this year.

"And what happens now is, the injuries have come into play, they can't sign new players. Gavin [Hunt] obviously needs to change the style of play, has to change their style, and the players are struggling to adapt to the new situation.

"And on top of it, without the support of 10, 15, 20 000 people pumping you up and motivating you it's a big, big problem because those players are used to it. That is the problem.

"So it's easier for the little teams to compete against Chiefs because there are no spectators. So therefore they are not scared, they are not under pressure."

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