Will Sithebe be just another Ntshangase?


Former Kaizer Chiefs crowd favourite Junior Khanye is not entirely convinced by the capture of star midfielder Siyethemba Sithebe's signature.

Khanye does not see Sithebe following in the footsteps of the likes of himself, Jabu Mahlangu and Thabo Mooki who were fan favourites.

"Sithebe is going to be a similar player to Ntshangase, there are high expectations and huge hype has been created," Khanye tells KickOff.

"He lacks a lot of the game's aspects. So what has he done for Kaizer Chiefs to give him a call?

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"Is he an attacking midfielder or defensive midfielder? Because I always see him passing the ball sideways too much.

"I have never seen him playing a one-two combination play, yes he does it but not often.

"Does he have an individual brilliance in terms of being arrogant on the ball and making himself available in the box?

"So the question is, why so much hype about Sithebe because he is always passing sideways, he is playing too many long balls?

"Not everyone can play for Kaizer Chiefs you know, yes if he managed to be the player of the season contender at least once in the Dstv Premiership we would have noticed his consistency week-in-week- out.

"To be realistic that boy I don't understand if he is going or standing still. He is a standing number 6.

"Yes he does have natural talent but I think he skipped too many stages in terms of development.

"The person who developed him did it wrong. ABC Motsepe is not a development, remember the boy is from the likes of Mbombela United and stuff, and he moved to GladAfrica Championship and after that AmaZulu bought him.

"Yes he's talented but he was good for AmaZulu, it happened to the likes of Ntshangase, and there's also the likes of Thulani Hlatshwayo who were good for Bidvest Wits wearing an armband, Mabasa they were good for Bloemfontein Celtic, Makhubedu was a star player at Golden Arrows now he's sinking."

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