When things go wrong at Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns, it’s Irvin Khoza and Patrice Motsepe that take the blame, respectively. However, at Kaizer Chiefs this is not the same, and one has to ask why this is the case.
Kaizer Motaung Sr, affectionately known as Chincha Guluva during his playing days, has commanded a high level of respects from Kaizer Chiefs fans in good times and bad. His son, Bobby, on the other hand, has been subjected to an unparalleled amount of criticism over the years.
The club manager, often referred to as “Bobsteak”, has had to shoulder the blame for the club’s unsuccessful transfer activity and subsequent failures on the pitch. But why is it that his father, Kaizer Motaung Sr, isn’t held to account for the club’s shortcomings? Instead, he has a healthy relationship with the fans, while Bobby’s can be considered as a love-hate relationship at best.
Shouldn’t Kaizer also take some of the blame when the team fails to meet its objectives? After all, he has more of a say than Bobby does. Perhaps it comes down to Bobby’s statement that the club is a “family business”. Meanwhile, at Pirates and Sundowns, fans probably don’t even know who their managers are. Bobby seems just to be a scapegoat for anything that goes wrong at the club.
Should Motaung Snr shoulder more blame than Bobby?