Kaizer Chiefs legend Brian Baloyi has implored the club to go sign veteran Andel Galli to rebuild the squad around him.
Galli is currently without a team after his contract with Mamelodi Sundowns expired last month. Since his separation from Sundowns, he has been associated with several clubs, including Orlando Pirates and Cape Town City FC.
Baloyi believes Galle will give them a huge boost in their quest for a much better side this coming season.
“If it were up to me, I would go after Galle. These are the kind of players that once you’re created, you still need a little bit of experience in you to get you to where you want to be,” Baloyi told the media.
“[But] We see things differently, football is a game of opinions and we all have that. At the end of the day, that’s our opinion and we hope the club will do the right thing.”
Baloyi is content with the players the Chiefs have recently signed, but the question is whether they can handle the pressure of playing for a senior team.
“For now, at least they’ve gone out and signed good players, let’s hope those are good enough players to play for Chiefs and can handle the pressure,” he said. “The most important thing in playing Chiefs is not the talent, but rather do you have the personality to handle the pressure that you have to do this week and week.
“When you play for a smaller club, you don’t have that pressure. Some players can’t stand the pressure from demanding fans, so you need to find someone who can have that eye and see that they can handle the pressure.
“A lot of these guys can’t handle the pressure and you have to have big balls to play for this team.”
Meanwhile, after Glamor Boys announced that Itumeleng Khune had secured his final contract ahead of his retirement from the club, Baloyi challenged him to prove he still had the desire to play.
Next season will be Khune’s last as a player before venturing into coaching.
“There is nothing I can say about Khun. We all know the talent and what he did for the Amakhosi and the country.
“Right, the question is, does he still have the desire to play? That is the question.
“Only he can show us that, and if only one doubts that only he can show us that he still has the will to play.”