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THE BREAKDOWN: Brockie The Solution To Chiefs’ Struggles Up Front?

Do Kaizer Chiefs Need Jeremy Brockie?

By Kyle Smith - Jun 17, 2017 04:05 PM @KyleLaduma

With Kaizer Chiefs reportedly showing interest in SuperSport United’s Jeremy Brockie, we take a look at whether the New Zealand international has what it takes to help Amakhosi find the back of the net on a regular basis.

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In Soccer Laduma issue number 1027, it was revealed that the Glamour Boys have joined Mamelodi Sundowns in the race for the highly-rated striker and, with a bid of R12 million already being turned down by Matsatsantsa a Pitori for the Kiwi, will he be worth the money?

The most important factor in a potential deal is Brockie’s goalscoring prowess. The 29-year-old has scored eight Absa Premiership goals in 2016/17, 11 in 2015/16 and a further seven in 2014/15. Meanwhile, no player in a Chiefs’ shirt has managed to score more than seven league goals in the past season. More importantly, however, is that Chiefs haven’t been able to rely on their strikers for goals, with Siphiwe Tshabalala and Willard Katsande being the club’s top scorers for the 2016/17 and 2015/16 seasons, respectively.

Brockie could be the reliable frontman that Chiefs have been missing as of late with his consistency in front of goal. However, he has more to offer than just that.

Brockie has been the last scorer in a match on four occasions in the 2016/17 Absa Premiership season, which goes to show that he can handle the pressure and seal the result ion the final moments of the game. Chiefs faced a lot of criticism when failing to finish games off, as was the case against the likes of Baroka FC, Polokwane City and Cape Town City, where the club lost and drew games towards the end of the game, dropping points courtesy of late goals. With Brockie up front, they could turn that around and rather gain points from late goals.

Furthermore, Brockie took 22 shots on target throughout last season, the seventh most in the league. Chiefs, on the other hand, had the fifth worst team shots tally in the league. However, Chiefs did have the fifth highest final third passes per match tally with 82.7, which shows that they are able to put the ball into dangerous zones and that their strikers were simply unable to take the shots to convert the creative opportunities into goals. Brockie is clearly not hesitant to squeeze off shots and, more importantly, he tends to find the target. This would be a massive asset to Amakhosi.

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Therefore, in terms of his goal contribution, his ability to score under pressure and his sheer instinct, Brockie would prove a valuable asset to Chiefs and could reclaim the glory days. Chiefs may need to part ways with a lot of money to secure his services, but bringing him into the club could be justified by the added threat that he would provide in front of goals.


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Madyosi Joined: 19 Jun 2017
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Madyosi Jun 21, 2017 08:07 AM
Usphelele ntshangase please Bobby ndiyayazi ibhola awuyazi thatha lentwana
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75149316 Jun 20, 2017 02:46 AM
Sibusiso Hlubi, Sedwyl George are already gone to FSStars n Ajex respectively please sign Siphelele Ntshangase,E Rusike,J Shongwe,Aya Kanqobe,L Manzini,J Sait,K Litabe and L Nomandela not Brockie
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MDANANA Jun 19, 2017 02:21 PM
Motaungs are too poor to afford such star as Brockie
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kzorog Jun 18, 2017 08:03 PM
Plz join dunudunu my cow
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RPK WHAT Jun 18, 2017 03:04 PM
HES HEADING TO MAMELODI ,WE ALL KNOW THAT
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Luvuyo J Jun 18, 2017 01:20 PM
he's going to Sundowns
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Sphe17 Jun 18, 2017 01:14 PM
He won't join chiefs and chiefs do not rely much on white strikers(Stanton Lewis and Jose Torrealba) and I also don't see Paez succeeding as well.....like it or not this a fact
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yuri10 Jun 18, 2017 12:00 PM
He won't join kaizer chiefs
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zion gate keeper Jun 18, 2017 08:40 AM
Kkkkkk its hard to be a chiefs fan ,u alweys dream of ur clb buying quality players to bring bac d smile on ur very sad faces but ,chiefs wont break d bank for u mr edtor,ur now now internationale or associationale club milans whor now shadow of d former self
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lonwabo15 Jun 18, 2017 08:32 AM
Why is he not on National duties
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realjoe75 Jun 18, 2017 08:28 AM
He's middle-east bound!he may not admit it now but his beard says it all.how can a kiwi leave his beard grow so big so much so that there aren't anymore left in his inner skin,in country that don't take kind to beards?already he not only wanna out score the mohumands with goals but with beards size too,in their own country!what the space...
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Sipho@khosi4life Jun 18, 2017 08:12 AM
Bring sphelele Ntshangase what a player I like that guy Bobby pls bring at Naturena the quality player
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Stuart Alois Jun 18, 2017 07:07 AM
I dnt know whats the fuss with Brockie, he is a very gud player on his own but but he is nt a prolific striker that can solve the goal scoring problems of that fallen giant from Naturena. It wl be another Paez purchase hence i doubt if Bobby is prepared to open his cheque book.
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radzuma Jun 18, 2017 07:02 AM
Unless if Brockie is from Zimbabwe jaa I can I agree with u
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clemz7 Jun 18, 2017 06:36 AM
Bobby cannot pump out this kind of money, he can go to Zim n get cheap strikeer, so Makhosi amahle let's just read n forget wht this coweditor said. I wish thi boi can play for Khosination but our Boss Mnuzane Motaung Sinior want money coming not going out
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indidane Jun 18, 2017 05:42 AM
"There are too many teams that have shown interest in 'Magazi' Xulu, but Cape Town City are ahead of everyone else and want to sign him. The player is also aware of their interest in him," the source told INDIDANE. "However, there are unresolved issues with his current club (Chips). So, we will see if he would go there," concluded the source. Xulu was among the seven players 'released' by Zebras on Tuesday, but with a transfer saga between the club and some of the players looming, it remains to be seen if the former FC Rostov defender would end up at City. Indidane 's Source concluded
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Zakhelema Jun 18, 2017 04:47 AM
he scored 7 he is not good enough
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For me Paiz will be a hit this coming season.
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