Chiefs demand nickname change for newcomer

Kaizer Chiefs fans have now become aware of their new star Kamohelo Mahlatsi, as well as his nickname of course. The club does not seem to like it.

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KAIZER CHIEFS SIGN MAHLATSI

As The South African website reported in June, Amakhosi completed the signing of the 23-year-old attacking midfielder Mahlatsi. To the streets of Gauteng and teammates, he is simply known as ‘Nyaope.’

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Following his return to training this week, the club excitedly posted an image of the player before some of the comments on social media said ‘Nyaope.’

The club was then quick to plead with fans by saying “we need a new nickname please” for the Sebokeng-born maestro.

Is this not like starting a new relationship with someone before attempting to change part of who they are? Please let us know in the comments section below.

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CHIEFS COACH ZWANE SLAMS SHOWBOATING

Meanwhile, the senior head coach Arthur Zwane has pleaded for the demise of showboating, also known as ‘kasi football’ in South Africa.

Following his famous advice to one of Amakhosi’s rising youngsters Mfundo Vilakazi and the viral videos on social media, Zwane was recently asked to share his views.

According to the former winger, South African football will simply go nowhere if the public will continue to encourage youngsters to showboat.

“First and foremost our people need to understand what is flair,” Zwane said in a video that was shared by Mahlatse Mphahlele via Twitter.

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“If people in our country think flair is when you kneel down, wasting time and not eliminating people then that is not flair, that’s circus.” Read the full story here.

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