Kaizer Chiefs FC fans are divided into two groups, some are saying saying this season, Edmilson Dove must be used as a left. However, some are saying he must be used as a center.
According to the latest reports from inside sources, Dove will play more as a left back this season. He will be competing against the highly experienced S’fiso Hlanti. That is why every time during Chiefs games when Hlanti is down injured, Dove started warming up from the bench, not Happy Mashiane or Reeve Frosler, who sometimes play as a left back.
On this article, Dove’s situation has been analysed by our top analyser below, he is what he had to say;
Edmilson Dove’s situation?
I have seen comments from “majority” of Kaizer Chiefs Supporters saying Edmilson Dove must move to left back i hear you guys.
But this is what you must know even when Edmilson Dove was playing as left back at Cape Town City he was not really good going forward when overlapping so that what you must also expect from Edmilson Dove when he plays left back he is also a bad crosser of the ball most of his crosses are played with power.
This was one of the reasons Terrence Mashego dethroned him in that position and made it his.
But my main concern about Dove playing as left back is not even about his abilities playing at left back but it’s about the risk towards his career.
Edmilson Dove has had four surgeries in just three years while he has also suffered more than six harmstring injuries which kept him out for longer periods.
This is a person people expect to play on the left side of the pitch moving up and down chasing attackers and they think he will not awaken those injuries.
Last season was the first season in four years Edmilson Dove managed to play until the end of the season without any major injuries and he was being played as a center back a position which doesn’t is more about timing and Interceptions but even last season towards the end you saw how he was getting injured.
Against Yanga SC Molefi Ntseki tried Dove as a left back and he did not even finish the first half and he was ruled out for almost two months.
And note this i do nof wish for Edmilson Dove to get injured but I am willing to bet if Dove plays five games as a left back without a long term injury, that will rule him out for four months or more.
Football is very honest we were supposed to buy a left back instead of experimenting with the poor guy we also pose a risk towards his football career because those injuries might force him to retire.
Dove won five man of the match awards last season as center back, the most by a defender last season instead of continuity we want experiment with the guy due to our failure to acquire a good left back so unfortunate.