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Opinion - Kaizer Chiefs should have sold Daniel Cardoso a long time ago & kept Lorenzo Gordinho?

While Kaizer Chiefs were still winning titles and trophies they relied heavily on the defensive partnership of Mathoho as well as Mashamaite

And it is no coincidence for that matter that since that particular partnership has been broken up Kaizer Chiefs have not won a single trophy ever since which is an extremely telling sign on its own

Since then Kaizer Chiefs or the last three coaches to occupy the Amakhosi dugout since the departure of Stuart Baxter in 2015 have tried to form a defensive partnership centered around Eric Mathoho and Daniel Cardoso

For all it is worth Daniel Cardoso has not justified his favorable selection from four different coaches in Giovanni Solinas, Steve Komphela, Ernst Middendorp as well as even Gavin Hunt

As a central defender Daniel Cardoso lacks the basic aspects of a central defender which is tactical discipline, aggression, and a skillful reading of the game meaning when to go forward, when to retreat, and when to make a tackle and when not to make a tackle...basic football principles

Before the acquisition of Daniel Cardoso Kaizer Chiefs already had a defender that represented all those characteristics in Lorenzo Gordinho who's departure from the club remains the most mysterious in Kaizer Chiefs history

Interestingly enough as well Lorenzo Gordinho played alongside both Tefu Mashamaite and Eric Mathoho and was seen by some as the future of Kaizer Chiefs and even a potential future captain of the club as well

Dramatically enough Kaizer Chiefs subsequently sold Lorenzo Gordinho and retained Daniel Cardoso who has a majority of Amakhosi fans on the verge of tearing their hair out everytime he plays

As well Daniel Cardoso only has one more season left in him while Lorenzo Gordinho has four or five seasons left in the tank at the highest level

Putting all of that into consideration Kaizer Chiefs might be regretting keeping Daniel Cardoso at the club longer than Lorenzo Gordinho as he would have saved them a lot of money and made the ideal partner to either Austin Dube, Njabulo Ngcobo

Source - Opinion Based 

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