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Chiefs' Next Gen stars making strides


Kaizer Chiefs youth team coach Jimmy Jambo has provided an encouraging progress report on the club's next generation of young talent.

Jambo is currently the coach for the Amakhosi's U13 and U15 youth teams and has been overseeing the academy players' progress as they compete in the Gauteng Development League this season.

The club has actively sought to promote from within over the last few years and the likes of Njabulo Blom, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo and Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya have all made their professional debuts with the Soweto giants in recent seasons, with more seemingly set to follow suit.

"Our aim is to holistically develop players, results will come when you have a good environment with them," Jambo, whose own playing career with the club was cut short through injury, told Kaizer Chiefs' website.

"We want to develop good technical players and the result will come. The set of players that I have are very hungry. They have a good understanding of the game and the core players from last season are still around, which helps with continuity.

"Training without playing does not help. The boys need to be in a competitive environment and the GDL is giving us the platform to be competitive.

"The boys that I started with in the GDL have already progressed to the Reserves and some to the U-19 team. To have those boys go from u-13 all the way up is a good progression."

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