Bukenya Sidelined At Keizer Chiefs in S. Africa

mind geneva; font-size: small;”>The Ugandan international signed for Chiefs on a two-year deal at the end of September, order and can play in the defense or midfield.

However, the 22-year-old remains way down the pecking order, with Morgan Gould and Tefu Mashamaite the trusted pairing at the back and Willard Katsande sitting comfortably in front of them.

“He played an hour in Botswana [against Mochudi Centre Chiefs] playing the first half at centre-back and then 15 minutes as a central midfield player,” Stuart Baxter says.


Baxter also notes that Bukenya is doing okay and coming along.

“I mean, we have decent centre-backs, so he will find it difficult to break in immediately. But we have no pressure on him because we said when we signed him that he is not one to knock ‘Masha’ [Mashamaite] or Morgan [Gould] straight out, Baxter added.

According to the team’s bosses, Bukenya needs to learn how “we play and grow into the way things are at Kaizer Chiefs, which is not easy. When players come here they take time to get into the way of doing things”.

He added: “Even when Knowledge [Musona] came back, it took him about six to seven games before he could gain confidence.”

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