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Luthando Sixhaso says NFD is better than the MDC following loan move from Kaizer Chiefs to Cape Town All Stars

Posted: 26 August 2017 Time: 10:57

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Luthando Sixhaso says he accepted a loan move to Cape Town All Stars because the National First Division is of a higher standard than the MultiChoice Diski Challenge.

The 23-year-old was recently farmed out to All Stars with a few Amakhosi teammates having failed to feature for the Soweto giants' first team after joining them in 2015.

Sixhaso admits that many young players would prefer to remain at Naturena even if they are only representing the reserve team in the MDC. However, he has embraced the challenge ahead.

"Well that's true, most of the youngsters would prefer the other way round," Sixhaso tells

"But remember at the same time we as players, we all want to play. So for me I was fine with it [loan] only because I thought the NFD is more competitive than the MDC side. So that's one of the reasons I accepted the loan, and obviously on the NFD team I will be facing new challenges. Remember the more you face up with challenges you grow as a player, not only on the field of play but also it builds you as a player. So for me to come here I think it's great because at the end of the day I'm not trying to impress anyone but I need to grow as a player."

While Chiefs announced he had been released prior to joining All Stars, Sihaso insists it is a loan deal.

"It's a loan for one season, I was also confused when I saw it in the media that I'm released."

The 1,92m keeper is targeting promotion with his new side.

"I think first of all I have to work hard and get some game-time you know, and being promoted that will be a great achievement for us at this point in time. That's what matters the most, getting promoted and again from what I saw we can get promotion if we keep on working hard. So yeah, looking forward on achieving lot of things with Cape Town All Stars and that depends on us as a team."

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Article by: Sipho Mlotha
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