Absa Premiership

Mthembu staying patient

2014-10-27 14:04
Siphelele Mthembu (Supplied)
Siphelele Mthembu (Supplied)
Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs striker Siphelele Mthembu has refused to press the panic button, despite getting limited game-time since his much-publicised arrival from Platinum Stars.

The Amakhosi faithful have been longing to see the 27-year-old back in their colours, following his short-lived stint at Naturena back in 2008 when he impressed during a trial.

He ended up at archrivals Orlando Pirates following a bitter tug-of-war between the two Soweto clubs for his services, but he is now back at Chiefs with an opportunity to do right by the club's fans.

Mthembu has admitted he will have to wait his turn as Zimbabwe international Kingston Nkhatha has been the preferred choice for the starting berth so far.

"I have been patient all my life, as you would have seen what happened to me before," Mthembu told Goal.

"I went down to Golden Arrows, continued to be patient and worked hard. That helped a lot. Now that I am here, I still have to wait to get my chance to play here at Chiefs."

Chiefs are said to be considering adding a top striker in January, with the side's goals currently coming from midfielders, while both Mthembu and Nkhatha have struggled for form.

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