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Wits defender Siyabonga Nhlapo believes new signing Daine Klate has a big role
to play at the Braamfontein club.
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Klate penned a two-year contract with the Students last
month and will reunite with coach Gavin Hunt, with the two previously working
together at SuperSport United before the former departed for join Orlando
Klate brings with him a wealth of experience, having won
five successive Premiership titles with Matsatsantsa and the Buccaneers, as
well as every other available piece of silverware in the PSL, while also making
it to the CAF Champions League final with Pirates in 2013.
And Nhlapo believes the forward will be more than just a
player in the Students' camp, especialy when it comes to his continental
experience, with Wits set to contest the CAF Confederations Cup next year
thanks to their third-placed finish in the Premiership.
He told Football411:
"I think his record speaks for itself. He's won and achieved everything
there is on offer for a professional footballer in South Africa.
"Furthermore, his CAF experience, both in the Champions
League and Confederation Cup, is what a team as ambitious as Wits could use.
"We are an ambitious side, we want to win trophies and
do well in Africa and that is the role that I believe Daine will resume
"We will use his experience and expertise when needed
and for us as the younger players, there is so much we can take from his way of