Ernst Middendorp wants to do his best to ensure that Kaizer Chiefs’ Kambole is out of the pandemic. He revealed some ways in which Amakhosi managed to maintain their pursuit for the pending trophy. The Amakhosi coach wants to be sure that Lazarous Kambole hits the ground running once the PSL resumes.
The coronavirus pandemic led to the suspension of the entire season since March. Players are also unable to train in the lockdown which could be a problem later on. Chiefs are currently on the very top of the league and they are looking to end their five-year trophy drought.
Upon Middendorps return in December of 2018, he attributed their title pursuit behind the scenes work. The players are in the focus here in the methods they are using. “We ask for feedback from experienced players as well as young players, the rules are the same for all. For example, Williard Katsande was injured at some point and one option was to replace him. We could replace him with Njabulo Blom, however, he was recovering from injury and wasn’t available.”
Ernst Middendorp won’t give up from Lazarous
“We discussed it together and looked at multiple options which were available. This is much different from telling and tell on how should this be done. Every player participates here.” When Kambole entered Amakhosi, there were a lot of expectations from him. He has played an instrumental role in helping Zesco United clinch the Zambian Super League and of course, Absa Cup last season.
Kambole also managed to score a hat-trick in a CAF Champions League match against Eswatini giants Mbabane Swallows two years ago. Later, it was confirmed that that was the fastest record in the history of the continental tournament. However, Lazarous failed to live up to the high expectations Chiefs had from him.
Ernst Middendorp is still not giving up and wants to help the Lusaka-born player hit form and score goals for the team. “We all know how good Lazarous Kambole is and we are working very hard so he can show his full potential. What is the most important is that we all want to become better. That is the understanding of the team – and everyone is giving their contribution to achieving it.” Be ready when the season continues with Betway! To make the perfect bet, you can always count on soccer 10 tips and predictions.