Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas says he believes in
Siphelele Ntshangase though he has preferred to use more industrious players in
central midfield in recent times.
Ntshangase started 2018/19 as a regular starter for Chiefs
but has not featured in the previous three matches against SuperSport United,
Black Leopards and Chippa United.
In the Telkom Knockout quarter-final victory over
SuperSport, Solinas opted to use George Maluleka and Willard Katsande in the
middle of the park.
As such, the Italian says Maluleka and Katsande are being
favoured as they have the ability to hunt out and win the ball back from the
opposition, with Adriamirado Andrianarimanana also an option.
He told reporters: "In the last three games we played
with Katsande-Maluleka, Katsande and Dax, because in this moment we need
balance in the midfield. In the last three games we haven't conceded a goal. We
haven't conceded a goal.
"Not only the defence is playing well but also in front
of the defence, the midfielders, they did a good job.
"Ntshangase is a very good player but Ntshangase is
more offensive, a more attacking midfielder.
"In this moment we need two midfielders, two pit bulls
to recover the ball. But Ntshangase is very good player, me, I believe in him.
"Ntshangase starts the process in improving the
offensive job, because Ntshangase is very good. But in the future Ntshangase
The Glamour Boys are back in action after the FIFA
international break when they meet Orlando Pirates at the Moses Mabhida Stadium
in Durban on Saturday, November 24.
Kick-off is 15:00.