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Ekstein’s Promise To The Amakhosi Faithful…

Hendrick Ekstein Has Made A Promise To Kaizer Chiefs' Fans

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 31, 2018 10:32 AM
Hendrick Ekstein may not have gotten the amount of game time that he’d hoped this season, but he’s made a promise to the Kaizer Chiefs fans.
 
 
‘Pule’ has made just 12 Absa Premiership starts in 2017/18 – the last of which was over a month ago – and his wait for a goal now stretches back to September 2016 when he scored against Platinum Stars.
 
Despite the fact that he is now 27 and playing in his fourth season with the Glamour Boys, Ekstein says that he’s still learning from his coach and teammates at Naturena.
 
The midfielder admitted to the media that he’s not pleased with how he’s been doing, saying in a press conference, “To be honest with you‚ I’m not happy with my progress… I’m still working on it and I’m willing to work hard. I’m still learning from Coach Steve and my teammates.
 
“So I promise to the team, and the supporters, to work hard and do more, and do well for the team. I promise that I will do well.”
 
When asked about his lack of time on the field of late – he’s only played in eight games in all competitions in 2018 – Ekstein wouldn’t be drawn into commenting, directing the question to Steve Komphela alongside him.
 
He said, "I think that one is not for me, I think the coach is going to answer that one.”
 
After some back and forth between the two, Komphela finally replied saying, “Pule has been training very well, and at number-10 filling great spots. Ntshangase came in and we had to fuse him in. If you remember Ntshangase from Baroka, even from Black Leopards, he had not been playing so he needed to get to the level.
 
“I’m sure Pule can attest, you can feel the level of improvement physically, and his quality shows because, whether you like it or not, to achieve any objective you need technical tools.”
 
Ekstein will be hoping to get on the field tonight as Chiefs face Baroka in the Nedbank Cup.


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ThepzaMo Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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ThepzaMo Apr 01, 2018 01:20 PM
After +-20 games of playing the same exact tactics of 7 defensive infield players and 3 attacking, finally Komphela started with 4 attacking players. And all players responded well. I told someone recently, the reason Ekstein wasn't playing well is because you can't play Ekstein in without another attacking midfield. The reason chiefs drew so many games was cause of the defensive structure of Komphela
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Joined: 24 Mar 2017
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Mar 31, 2018 05:02 PM
@Dangerous when provoked ....Well spoken my trusted member
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Joined: 24 Mar 2017
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Mar 31, 2018 05:00 PM
Wena Ekstain just make sure u go all the Way to Cape town Stadium and bring us that Nudebank Cup and Do whatever it takes even if it means marry all your girlfriends side chicks everyone for that matter long as u will bring the Nudebank to Naturena.....it will be very much appreciated
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Nastradumas Joined: 10 May 2012
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Nastradumas Mar 31, 2018 03:17 PM
@Dangerous when provoked I agree with your comment my brother. Players like Themba Zwane and Tau have improved drastically at their age they able to decide games. This one at Ekstein can't even take a long range shot let alone running with the ball. His time is up already considering his age.
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Qhaf-Qhaf Mar 31, 2018 02:18 PM
Don't worry son you are not alone , Parker once spent 28 months without scoring a single goal , hr was learning like you how to take a shot at goalposts and he was already 33 then .
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Dangerous when provoked Joined: 27 Oct 2016
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Dangerous when provoked Mar 31, 2018 01:19 PM
@Dada Amin Wow!!!
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Dangerous when provoked Joined: 27 Oct 2016
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Dangerous when provoked Mar 31, 2018 01:16 PM
Not that i am too harsh. At 27 a player should be a complete experienced with 100% capabilities. A player must be able to shoot, able to pass the ball, be able to create scoring chances for himself and other team mates. The time to talk is over, now is the time for the player to perform in the field of play not in press conferences.
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JABULEKHOSI Mar 31, 2018 12:33 PM
I hope you won't keep your eyes on the Ball I need to see you improve your skill shooting target
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chaledi Joined: 22 Sep 2015
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chaledi Mar 31, 2018 12:29 PM
Always busy but not productive. Headless chicken
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indidane Joined: 12 Jan 2011
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indidane Mar 31, 2018 12:08 PM
0verrated, Average C0w
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Mar 31, 2018 11:34 AM
OK it's baby maker....
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Bucsfever16 Joined: 14 Mar 2018
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Bucsfever16 Mar 31, 2018 11:28 AM
@Madredz,,,maybe he is still learning English from his Professor Komphela.
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Dada Amin Joined: 19 Mar 2018
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Dada Amin Mar 31, 2018 11:27 AM
Every cow is promise at zebras coz thats is for what their do like paez castro parker kompela khune moon and many mores cows but faileded to diliver but alwyays winned at papers like now into soccer laduma.
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Myaka weliPhefeni Mar 31, 2018 11:27 AM
One of our talented players bt kompela didnt use him
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@azzaniawest Joined: 07 Nov 2017
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@azzaniawest Mar 31, 2018 11:27 AM
HE KNOWS WHAT HE'S CAPABLE OF AND I SUGGEST HE MOVES AWAY, CAUSE HE'S NOT A TREE, HIS COMMENTS SAYS HE'S NOT HAPPY
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Madredz Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Madredz Mar 31, 2018 11:22 AM
You are still learning @ 27?
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scoreman99 Joined: 25 May 2017
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scoreman99 Mar 31, 2018 11:20 AM
27 years old headless chicken this kind of cows they only perform when their team is winning
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mosdef@bucs Mar 31, 2018 11:18 AM
this 1 is overratted 4 no reason...if he was playing 4 pirates or dunu i promise that he would'nt even be in 18 men squad...fok eggstein ke lewaza mxm
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Bucsfever16 Mar 31, 2018 11:11 AM
Benchwarmer Ekstein full of empty promises.
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Mar 31, 2018 11:10 AM
Who is Ekstein now ?

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