Kaizer Motaung Explains Club Awards Snub 

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By Isaac Ndou

JOHANNESBURG: Amakhosi have now gone for three seasons without winning anything under the mentorship of Steven Komphela who has since parted ways with the club.

The club’s chairman Kaizer Motaung has explained the club’s decision to not have their annual end season awards ceremony for the first time in years after yet another season ending without any silverware attained. 
 
Amakhosi have now gone for three seasons without winning anything under the mentorship of Steven Komphela who has since parted ways with the club. Motaung says that a certain number of events that occurred this season also played a part in the decision to call off the ceremony.
 
“It has become customary for us to host a ceremony where the club thanks and rewards the players, technical team, staff and other individuals who have distinguished themselves over the course of the season. However, this season was marked by unusual events, one of which was seeing the club go a third year without lifting a major trophy.
 
“Our decision was influenced by our displeasure with the team’s performance and not being able to achieve objectives we set for ourselves,” said Motaung on the club’s website.
 
However, the club boss went on to give gratitude to his players for giving it their best which led to a 3rd place finish and qualification for the Caf Confederations Cup for next season. He says the club should now look forward to next season and put the past behind them and bring back the glory days at Naturena .
 
“We want to put this season behind us and concentrate on ensuring that we are in a position to challenge for major honours next season.
 
“Despite the disappointment, I would still like to commend the players and coaching stuff for their commitment and I urge everyone involved with the club to strive towards restoring the club to its rightful place at the pinnacle of football and giving our loyal fans something to cheer,” concluded the chairman.
 
Announcements on a new coach and other changes surrounding the restructuring of the club will be made public in a few days according to Motaung.