Blom warned: Stay away from bad friends

Kaizer Chiefs' new talent Njabulo Blom has been warned to be careful about what friends he brings into his life.

The 19-year-old right-back, who was promoted to the club's senior team, is now one of the most trusted foot-soldiers in head coach Ernst Middendorp's army of gold and black.

Former Namibia international Robert Nauseb, who used to play in the same position as Blom at the Soweto giants, compares the youngster to the late Bafana Bafana legend Sizwe Motaung.

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Nauseb believes the youngster has a bright future.

"Hmmm, the boy is a good player with a bright future that needs to be looked after so that he will not be lost to South African football," Nauseb tells KickOff.com.

"He reminds me of the late Sizwe the way he moves up the right wing-back. As someone that has played that position, I could really give advice to the youngster you know just to keep being level-headed, just to keep his feet down and work every day harder.

"Stay out of trouble you know. Today's lifestyle, the moment you start performing there's going to be a lot of friends. My only advice to him is just to be careful who he allows into his life as friends. A lot of people have been diverted away from what they are doing best by a lot of different friends that they bring into their friendship circle.

"So my advice to this youngster: keep your head, be level-headed, and be open to learn every day, learn to take advice."

Nauseb, who nowadays works as a head coach for Namibia's Eleven Arrows FC, also shares some football advice for Blom.

"The right full-back must cover the space along the entire flank and be fairly fast. Mark or cover an opposing forward if they are in your area, and also cover the right centre-back. And in modern football he must be able to play with the ball."

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