Pirates made no new additions during the January transfer window, and will begin the DStv Premiership season in second place with the same roster.
Ncikazi has stated that he would have like to sign “particular individuals,” but that the Buccaneers will still be able to produce consistent results in the second half of the 2021/22 season.
“There’s no coach that has ever been happy with the squad, we’re always ambitious. If we had enough resources like others, maybe I would bring a Messi to Pirates.
“Having said that, we are never enough, there are areas that you’d wish – but sometimes the timing of bringing players which I think becomes important in our team when and how they bring the players, we respect [management] wisdom and vision on how they do it.
“But personally I would have loved to have certain players but we respect the processes within the club on how they do things.”
Pirates will enforce a player rotation system when the season resumes
Ncikazi added that they also didn’t want to let anyone go without ensuring they had replacements lined up.
“You cannot take out without bringing in, Covid has taught me that expect the unexpected, so based on what is happening with Covid, you can’t have a very thin squad,” he explained.
“With the club being in CAF competitions – we’ll need a lot of players. When you look at the fixtures, we’re going to rotate the players, use some in the league so we cannot take out without bringing in.
“I’m not sure if there’s still possibilities but we’ll respect the processes within the club.”
Earlier this week, legendary former Bafana Bafana star Teko Modise, formerly a long-serving player at Sundowns and Pirates, was asked by iDiskiTV why Amakhosi and the Buccaneers have allowed their main competitor Sundowns to open such a huge competitive gap.
“Maybe chances are they don’t want to compete. Also Sundowns have been dominant for the past 10 years.
“For them [Chiefs and Pirates] to start their own dominance they need to start somewhere. They need to sign their own players.”