Absa Premiership

Pollen: Captaincy working on Shabba

2015-09-02 11:00
Siphiwe Tshabalala (Supplied)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs legend Pollen Ndlanya believes Siphiwe Tshabalala has risen to new heights since being handed the captain's armband by the club.

The South Africa international took over the captaincy at the beginning of the season after former skipper Tefu Mashamaite left Naturena following the expiration of his contract.

And Ndlanya, who played for AmaKhosi during two stints - between 1990 and 1991, as well as from 1994 and 1996 - believes the decision to make Tshabalala skipper is already paying dividends.

"He has taken his game to another level and I think the added responsibility as the captain has motivated him," Ndlanya told Goal website.

"He is really working hard and leading by example and I think there is a lot to come from him."

However, it wasn't all praise from Ndlanya, who felt that Tshabalala was still too wasteful with his shooting.

"The one thing I think he needs to work on is scoring more goals for the team," added Ndlanya.

"He always gets good chances, but fails to utilise them well like he did against Bloemfontein Celtic in the second leg match played this past weekend."

The former Bafana Bafana striker has been impressed with Amakhosi so far this season, but has warned them not to sit back on their laurels.

"They really look impressive as a team, but more hard work will be needed to keep improving," he concluded.


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