Jayiya explains Chiefs struggles


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Jayiya is yet to establish himself at Naturena since his surprise signing by the Soweto giants as a free agent at the beginning of last season.

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On Sunday Jayiya had to make do with playing for Chiefs' reserve team in the 1-0 win over MultiChoice Diski Challenge champions Golden Arrows in Hammersdale, KwaZulu-Natal.

Despite the perceived demotion, the former Cape Town City winger insists he is not entertaining thoughts of plying his trade elsewhere.

"Well, the main thing is Chiefs have got a different style of play that I'm getting used to, you know what I mean," Jayiya said.

"I'm a person who likes to be on the line but now I have to play inside, play more as a number 10 and everything.

"So that is another interesting factor that I need to bring to my game, which is coming [along] very nicely. As time goes, it's going to keep on going [better]."

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Asked if he fancied a loan move to get game-time, he said: "It is still early for loans, I still want to push myself in this club and do my best."

Jayiya, who scored the PSL's quickest hat-trick inside 16 minutes in City's 4-1 win over Chippa United in April 2017, faces stern competition for a spot in Giovanni Solinas's side.

The Italian has a number of offensive options both centrally and out wide, including Khama Billiat, Lebo Manyama, Siphelele Ntshangase, Pule Ekstein, Dumisani Zuma, Kabelo Mahlasela and Khotso Malope.

Solinas's team will visit Jayiya's former employers City at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday (15h00) looking for their first league win of the campaign at their sixth attempt.

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