Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs chairperson Kaizer Motaung revealed
his pride at the club's ability to produce top talent from the development
ranks, citing Siphiwe Tshabalala and Itumeleng Khune as illustrious examples.
Despite some struggles in the first team in
the last three seasons in terms of not winning trophies, the Glamour Boys have
reaped rich rewards when it comes to giving young players a chance.
In recent times the likes of Wiseman
Meyiwa, Siyabonga Ngezana, Bruce Bvuma, Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya and Emmanuel
Letlotlo have broken through into the first team and winning the MultiChoice
Diski Shield has also boosted confidence.
"At Chiefs, youth are our focal point. For example, the journey to develop
our youth academy is ongoing," Motaung told the club's official website.
"We have already seen the fruits with
players coming through and gaining promotion to the first team.
"Also, we have started recording
milestones with our youth teams, like the reserve team winning the inaugural
MultiChoice Diski Shield.
"We bring most of the players at a
young age and develop into superstars. Most recently, Itumeleng Khune and
Siphiwe Tshabalala are illustrious examples of excellence.
"However, we have come a long way and
we will continue in this journey of creating and enabling an environment for
talent to mushroom at (the) Chiefs Village."