A lot has been said lately about the the 'poor quality' of the players the club's management is bringing to the team, but 'Spoko', who played for the Naturena-based side in 2003, says people must understand that times are not the same.
"About Kaizer Chiefs, it's just that times are not the same and everything is changing," Dlamini tells KickOff.com.
"So everything is done differently, and even the time I was there it was not the same as the time the Scara Thindwas and William Shongwes were there. So everyone has to say something about it coming to that. Yeah, people might see the difference between the old and the latest generation. But I can see the commitment, they are trying."
Dlamini suspects the Soweto giants' three-year trophy drought is linked to their transfer dealings.
"I think the team hasn't invested much like before whereby they would invest more on the players by investing in big players. They used to buy players who would deliver instantly, now it's more like Kaizer Chiefs have those players which are growing up in their structures, which is good. That's why I'm saying times change, you cannot every time buy someone who is already made because it's more expensive.
"But making or building up players ... yes you have to do it but I think they have been doing it a lot instead of mixing the old and the up and coming youngsters.
"So I think the chairman [Kaizer Motaung] will do something about it. I trust in him that he will, he likes the team, he likes his business. So he will do his level best to rebuild his brand."