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Phakaaathi Reporter
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5 Aug 2018
5:40 pm

Solinas feels no pressure in Chiefs hot seat 

Phakaaathi Reporter

Kaizer Chiefs mentor Giovanni Solinas is very comfortable with the pressure that comes with being at the helm of Amakhosi.

Giovanni Solinas, former coach of Kaizer Chiefs (Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix)

A lot is expected from the Italian coach who is tasked with restoring the glory days at Naturena. Solinas was appointed at the back of a three-season barren spell at Chiefs under Steve Komphela.

“I don’t feel under pressure, I feel comfortable, I like the pressure because for me pressure is normal,” said Solinas at the back of his first official game in charge of the Glamour Boys as they drew 1-1 away to Mamelodi Sundowns.

“You need to accept the pressure and you need to manage the pressure and exploit the pressure with the positive. I am comfortable in the pressure because it motivates me,” he added.

Solinas continued: “I know that we are a bigger club, we have big expectations because it is three seasons with no trophy. I know the fans want to win the trophy. We need time and we are fighting hard to make our fans happy and I am working hard from the morning to the night to make our fans happy.”