Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
3 minute read
2 Oct 2019
10:02 am

Coaches’ demands on traditional players are simply ridiculous

Sibongiseni Gumbi

The Citizen intern, Sinesipho Schrieber, has a gripe with how coaches like Ernst Middendorp are restrictive in their approach. 

Siphelele Ntshangase is believed to be on his way out of Kaizer Chiefs (Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix)

Hail the Kings of football, the all-rounder footballers the likes of the much impressive Belgian, Eden Hazard. A player glorified by many coaches, the one who can be a notable defensive player and a remarkable attacking midfielder. It’s every coach’s dream to have a player like that in their teams. One would expect one Hazard-like player in each team to lead it to the greater heights of the competitive world of football. Well, this outlook/expectation is quite a fuzzy one in modern football where coaches are looking for Hazard in the 11 men of the squad. Philosophies suggest that the...