Daniel Cardoso believes his former club Kaizer Chiefs lack experience to win silverware
Cardoso, who now plays for Sekhukhune United, was one of the several seasoned campaigners that was offloaded by Chiefs at the end of last season as they marked the start of a new era under coach Arthur Zwane, who has been tasked with rebuilding this season.
“I don’t want to open up a can of worms, but youngsters are not going to win you titles and trophies,” said Cardoso, ahead of his team’s league clash with Amakhosi on Sunday.
“They are in a rebuilding phase, as you can see – [Samkelo] Zwane, [Mduduzi] Shabalala, [Happy] Mashiane, [Siyabonga] Ngezana, they got rid of all the experienced players.”
While Chiefs have reached the Nedbank Cup semi-final with their young squad, Cardoso feels the absence of senior figures will ultimately cost them in their quest to end a much-publicised eight-year trophy drought.
“If you look at [Mamelodi] Sundowns’ team, they’re experienced players, that’s why they win trophies season in, season out,” he added.
“[Zwane] has a good foundation going on there, but to win titles and trophies, I think you need far more experience, especially on the field.
“I mean, they have quite a few experienced players sitting in the stands and at home, and I think it’s been missed for them.”
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