Chiefs young­ster joins se­nior team

Observer on Saturday - - Sport - Cit­i­zen

Kaizer Chiefs have pro­moted Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya to the club’s first team.

Ntiya-Ntiya be­came the fourth player to join the se­nior team at Chiefs af­ter the club side three new play­ers.

The Eastern Cape-born 21-year-old who grad­u­ated into the first team plays in the left back po­si­tion and looked up to Tsepo Masilela.

“We have been look­ing at his progress, and we are sat­is­fied with what we’ve seen. He trained with the se­nior team a few times in 2017, and we be­lieve a player of his qual­ity is ready for the big stage.”

JO­HAN­NES­BURG - Re­in­force

“While it’s im­por­tant to re­in­force the team with play­ers from other teams, it’s im­por­tant to recog­nise the wealth of young tal­ent we have in our de­vel­op­ment structure,” foot­ball Man­ager Bobby Mo­taung told the club’s web­site.

Ntiya-Ntiya is happy with his pro­mo­tion, and will be part of the squad that will travel to Nel­spruit to face Su­perS­port United to­day.

“I am grate­ful and ex­cited for this op­por­tu­nity, and will grab it with both hands. I’ve been work­ing hard and I am happy that my per­se­ver­ance has paid off,” says Ntiya-Ntiya.

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