Absa Premiership

Ntshangase reveals Shabba advice

2018-01-19 10:34
Siphelele Ntshangase.(Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Siphelele Ntshangase says that some wise words from Siphiwe Tshabalala helped him to settle in when making his Kaizer Chiefs debut last weekend.

Ntshangase, who was signed from Baroka FC, came off the bench last weekend to help Amakhosi record a 2-1 win over Polokwane City.

The 24-year-old is aware of the pressure he will face while playing for a club of the size of Chiefs, and did admit to being nervous when coming on to make his debut against Rise and Shine. However, Tshabalala's advice proved to be invaluable, as he explains. 

"I knew that the pressure of playing for Chiefs is immense but I am ready to handle it," Ntshangase told the club's website.

"I've always wanted to play for Chiefs. I want to show to the supporters that I am the right player. I am aware they wanted the club to sign me. I am thankful to get this opportunity.

"For a split second I was lost in the magnitude of the moment. That's when I remembered what Siphiwe Tshabalala had advised me earlier, 'keep it simple'. I did what he had suggested and it worked out great.

"From there on, my confidence grew with each touch of the ball," he added.

The midfield playmaker also revealed that a knock he took against Polokwane was nothing serious and he hopes now to have the chance to face his former team, Baroka, at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday afternoon

"I was not injured. It was just the result of a minor collision. I am fine and already in full swing preparing for the next game.”

"They will want to perform against us. It is common knowledge that, as is the case with most teams, they will want to prove a point and cause an upset. Credit to Baroka, they've done well this season.

"Only one point separates us on the Premiership log. If we want to remain in contention for the league championship, we will need to go into this clash with determination to bring home three points."


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