Nkosinathi Mthiyane reveals Orlando Pirates, Bidvest Wits, Celtic interest PSL transfer news
Posted: 31 May 2016 Time: 22:20
Chippa United wing-back Nkosinathi Mthiyane says he is buoyed by interest in his services from Orlando Pirates, Bidvest Wits and Bloemfontein Celtic.
The former AmaZulu winger joined Chippa on a two-year deal following the relegation of Usuthu at the end of last season and he decided to terminate his contract along with Philani Shange to the join the PE-based side.
“There have been talks of Wits, Celtic and many other teams like Pirates. They have made an approach and Mpumalanga Black Aces – although they are now sold – but those are the teams interested,” Mthiyane tells KickOff.com.
“What comes to my mind is that maybe there is something good I’m doing and I have to strengthen that and, not because those teams want me, but because they see something good I’m doing on the field. It has regenerated me to continue to play well.”
Mthiyane is no longer a winger like he used to be at Thanda Royal Zulu and Usuthu and is now playing as a wing-back at Chippa, where he has adjusted well.
Regarding the change of position, which has been beneficial for the Chilli Boys to finish in the top eight for the first time in their history, he says it has not been an easy transition but he was trying his level to drive the team forward.
“It was too tough to adjust because as of now I’m a wing-back and I’m playing mostly at the back,” he explains.
“When you are placed in that position you must do your duty and excel in it, whatever it is in favour of your preference or not but do your level best and try to excel. And I tried quickly to conform to the position that I have been shunted to now.”
The 27-year-old scored four goals and four assists for Chippa United this season – not a bad return in his new role as it shows he was still overlapping and getting on the end of attacking moves.
Mthiyane was the National First Division’s joint-top goalscorer in the 2012/13 season with 14 goals. He was talking from the launch of his football tournament, which will take place next month in his hometown of Empangeni.