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Mtsweni grateful for Kaizer Chiefs debut against Black Africa in CAF Champions League

Posted: 17 February 2014 Time: 10:41

Kaizer Chiefs teenager Simphiwe Mtsweni expressed gratitude after making his debut in the 1-1 draw with Black Africa in the CAF Champions League on Saturday night.

The 19-year-old left-back, who arrived at Naturena in the off-season, played the full 90 minutes in Windhoek, as Kingston Nkhatha's first-half goal was cancelled out by Willy Stephanus's low strike on the hour.

The Glamour Boys advanced 4-1 on aggregate to the next stage of the competition.

"To be honest with you I am grateful for the opportunity that the coach (Stuart Baxter) has given me," Mtsweni told Chiefs' official website.

"It shows he believes in the youngsters. To include a youngster in the starting line up on an away game, cup game and more especially in a game of a magnitude of CAF Champions League, shows the coach 's confidence in us. I just hope I did not disappoint.

"The game was not an easy. It was away game even though for us it was another home away from home in terms of the support. It was ok considering that we came here leading by 3-0. I am just happy that we progressed to the next round.

"It all boils down to hard work. I will keep my focus and make sure I grab every opportunity that comes my way. We have a good company of experience. The senior players help us a lot. We rely on the senior players to grow."

Livefyre comments on this story...

Gucci Man
posted: 2014-02-17 08:47:14

Eeeiiiisshh I miss this talent this past weekend....Simphiwe ''Roberto Carlos'' Mtsweni

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-02-17 08:48:18

Good lad, keep up the good work. Tshepo is injury prone and u will get a few games going forward. After we moer the Moz team at home u will get another run in Maputo to finish them off..

Velibanti (Gone but not Forgotten)
posted: 2014-02-17 08:54:31

Gucci Man  

none the less Polokwane entertained us...Rise and Shine


Arm Chair Critic
posted: 2014-02-17 08:55:09

This guy is still 19 years though he matriculated in 2006

The Phefeni Boy®™
posted: 2014-02-17 08:55:41

"The game was not an easy. It was away game even though for us it was another home away from home in terms of the support"

85% fans were Kaizer Chiefs fans in Namibia.......

El Jeffe
posted: 2014-02-17 08:56:48

You can only get better poi! If you knuckle down and work hard then only you can fail yourself. Go out there and represent that badge with dignity and honour, make the Khosi Nation proud.

Champ Msiznero
posted: 2014-02-17 08:57:11

I just hope PLK City stays in the PSL so they can just continue Moering these two useless teams

Kickoff BloggerLePirates
posted: 2014-02-17 08:58:02

The Phefeni Boy®™ There's still more coming my man you still playing minors you will still meet Esperance, Al Ahly, TP Mazembe , Raja Casablanca & SF Sfiene

posted: 2014-02-17 09:06:07

good question ,sometimes i wonder wheather these soccer guys dont go to school

Pelezinho from Naturena
posted: 2014-02-17 09:08:58

Msiznero lol which two useless teams??

Khosilicious Namibian Khosi
posted: 2014-02-17 09:08:58

The Phefeni Boy®™ True that stadium was never that full...FACT!

posted: 2014-02-17 09:09:52

Pelezinho Msiznero  May be Sundowns and Bucs!!!

posted: 2014-02-17 09:10:30

Msiznero hahahahaha...that is a funny offramp.

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-02-17 09:11:10

Hehehehe, those two teams are hopeless.

posted: 2014-02-17 09:18:46

i like

posted: 2014-02-17 09:19:56

Manyama Pelezinho Msiznero obvoius

posted: 2014-02-17 09:20:53

Thank you coach for starting to show what safa failed To achieve with your vison, future looks bright for amakhosi

football hazard
posted: 2014-02-17 09:26:51

Chimps are average...

posted: 2014-02-17 09:27:20


football hazard
posted: 2014-02-17 09:33:01

the truth is, KC were second best for most of the second leg and were lucky to escape with a draw. they really are not that good. SA and the English have plenty of resources but mediocre footballers. it's a fact. deal with it. given half the resources SA football has, most other Cosafa countries' amateurs will achieve more.

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