Johannesburg - Josta Dladla admits that he is delighted to captain Kaizer Chiefs' reserve side in the Multichoice Diski Challenge.
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“It was interesting," said the experienced campaigner, talking to the club's website about his role with the reserve side.
"I am 35-years-old and I was asked to play in the reserve team with some 18-years-old."
"We all had to adapt,” said the midfielder.
The veteran midfielder led the team to a 1-0 victory over Maritzburg United in the opening match of the Multichoice Diski Challenge.
“As the senior player I had to tell some of the youngsters not to play to the crowd and not to do those funny things on the ball when it doesn’t serve a purpose in the game.”
Dladla recalled his time with playing for BidVest Wits in the late '90's and is happy to pass on the experience that he has learnt to the youth at the Glamour Boys.
“Wits had some fantastic leaders in the side at the time. They taught me about professionalism and to always be hungry to perform to the best of your abilities.
"Those same lessons I was taught then, I now try to install in young players.”
Amakhosi were awarded a penalty in the 60th minute in their clash with Maritzburg United after Matthew Rusike’s ball was handled in the box.
“It was a good win,” concluded Dladla.
“It was an excellent game. And on a personal level, it was great to get some game time.”