Considering a series of new acquisitions in readiness for the 2021/22 DStv Premiership season, AmaZulu FC coach Benni McCarthy thinks his squad has definitely gone all out in their attempt to make good decisions despite Kaizer Chiefs' disastrous domestically struggle last summer. Fifa imposed a two-window transfer restriction on Amakhosi, which had a significant impact on their performance last season but was lifted on June 30.
They have also already acquired numerous players since the suspension was lifted, including Njabulo Nqcobo, Kgaogelo Sekgota, Sifiso Hlanti, Austin Dube, Phatutshedzo Nange, Brandon Peterson, and McCarthy's former star, Sibusiso Mabiliso, who was a significant player for Usuthu last season. McCarthy believes the Carling Black Label Cup match versus Orlando Pirates on August 1 at Orlando Stadium will provide Amakhosi with an opportunity to determine whether they have performed well during the transfer window, depending on the number of acquisitions.
“Due to the upcoming campaign, the Chiefs have went all out, armaments roaring. McCarthy remarked throughout a digital media briefing on Wednesday, "They're buying everyone else under the sky." They would like to take accountability for last season's catastrophe. The transfer embargo put them in a bind. Gavin Hunt was recruited in, even though it was a tremendous catastrophe, but they successfully turned circumstances around.”
Despite leading Amakhosi to the Caf Champions League semifinals, Chiefs fired Hunt with two games left in the Symbolizes excellence, with the team still in jeopardy of landing in the demotion play-offs.
Chiefs managed to win their final two premier league matches under caregiver coaches Dillon Sheppard as well as Arthur Zwane to qualify for next season's MTN8, as well as beating Wydad Casablanca in the Champions League semifinals, because while individuals managed to lose the final 3-0 to Al Ahly, with new manager Stuart Baxter mostly on sideline for the very first moment since taking over. Amakhosi supporters will be hoping that Baxter can restore the golden days from his first tenure in command, when the club won two premiership crowns in the 2012/13 and 2014/15 campaigns, the very last time they won a major national championship.