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Chiefs midfielder Siphelele Ntshangase admitted he is struggling to
adapt to the high-pressure lifestyle which comes with playing for
Having joined from Baroka in the January transfer window, Ntshangase
has had a slow start to his spell at Naturena. He has started just two
games, coming off the bench in five.
Speaking to the club's official website, the 24-year-old was brutally
honest about his struggles in the famous gold and black jersey.
"I am used to the way Chiefs play," he said. "That’s not the problem,
but I have been struggling a bit with consistency. That’s mainly
because Chiefs are such a big club which comes with huge
Ntshangase is preparing for his first Soweto derby against Orlando
Pirates, which is scheduled to kick off at 15:30 at the FNB Stadium on
Stepping out onto the pitch would see Ntshangase fulfill a childhood
dream, having grown up admiring Amakhosi and drawing inspiration from
his heroes Jabu Pule (Mahlangu), Brian Baloyi, Patrick Mabedi, Stanton
Fredericks and Thabo Mooki.
"I loved the way they played," he explained. "That really got to me
and that’s when I knew that I wanted to be part of a Soweto Derby one
Saturday's match is a vital one for Amakhosi, who trail league
leaders Mamelodi Sundowns by five points and second-placed Pirates by
one. Ntshangase is determined not to let the chance to make his mark in a
key fixture pass him by.
"I will make the most of the chance if given," he concluded. I will go beyond just doing my job."