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Ntiya-Ntiya: Komphela told me what it means to play for Chiefs

Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya (Gallo Images)
Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs left-back Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya has revealed his gratitude to former coach Steve Komphela for the trust and advice he gave him.

Ntiya-Ntiya was promoted to the first team at the beginning of 2018 under current Bloemfontein Celtic coach Komphela and has since gone from strength to strength.

Until the signing of Godfrey Walusimbi late in the recent transfer window, the 21-year-old was Giovanni Solinas' first choice left-back.

The youngster knows precisely how much of an honour that is, having learned from Komphela during his time at Naturena.

"The time I was being promoted, Komphela thoroughly explained to me what it means to be a Chiefs player," Ntiya-Ntiya told Goal.

"He also told me about the legacy brought and left behind by KwaZulu-Natal players at the club. He said I must use wisely the advantage of being a Chiefs player because it is a special gift. I promise, I will follow in the footsteps of the elders."

Ntiya-Ntiya was born in the Eastern Cape but spotted by Jazzman Mahlakgane while playing in KwaZulu-Natal.

Kaizer Chiefs heroes of the past who he looks up to include Bizzah Dlamini, Shaka Ngcobo, Kito Petrus Nzimande, Fani Madida, Derrick Spencer, Arthur Bartman, Siyabonga Nomvethe and Siyabonga Nkosi.

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