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Pollen Ndlanya believes Chiefs can cope without Castro and Nurkovic

Pollen Ndlanya, a former Kaizer Chiefs player, believes his former team will be OK without Samir Nurkovic and Leonardo Castro.

Coach Stuart Baxter has had to employ Bernard Parker, Khama Billiat, and Keagan Dolly as his front three because the two out-and-out strikers are now sidelined with injury.

With the side winless in its past four PSL matches, Ndlanya challenged Billiat and Dolly to step up their game and start scoring goals for the Soweto giants.

“Look, I won't call it a problem; I think it's a blessing in disguise that those guys are out, since they don't have to rely on Castro and Nurkovic for goals,” Ndlanya told Sowetan.

"Now that those players aren't on the club, players like Billiat and Dolly need to step up and start scoring goals."

Phathutshedzo Nange, a midfielder who scored five goals for Stellies last season, was signed by Chiefs in July.

"They're offensive players who need to start scoring more frequently. "With players like Billiat and Dolly, and not just them, the team cannot struggle to score goals," Ndlanya added.

"A player like Phathutshedzo Nange can score goals as well, and he needs to start doing so now." They have players in the team who can score goals, and they must come out now."

During the previous transfer window, Amakhosi were linked with Royal AM's Victor Letsoalo and Al Ahly's Luis Misquissone.

Ndlanya stressed that the duo's success at the Naturena-based giants was not certain.

"I'm not trying to pass judgment on players," he added, "but some may be good at other teams and struggle when they come to Chiefs, which is a major club."

"Letsoalo is a good player; he might have had a chance with the Chiefs." However, as I previously stated, current players must begin assisting the squad by scoring goals.

"Players become wounded all across the world, and others step forward to fill the void."

Chiefs are currently in 12th place in the league table, with only one win in their last six games, but Ndlanya is certain that Amakhosi can improve.

"I don't believe they're having trouble because the strikers aren't playing." I believe that confidence is now low due to the lack of outcomes "He went on to say

"We've seen them struggle to string together a few passes in games, but I'm confident they'll figure it out soon.""

At FNB Stadium on Saturday, Chiefs will play Chippa United in a league match.

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