New Chiefs Signing On His Debut & Favourite Amakhosi Player
Bhongolethu Jayiya Has Spoken About His Kaizer Chiefs Debut
Kaizer Chiefs’ most recent signing, Bhongolethu Jayiyia, has discussed his Amakhosi debut and his favourite former player at the famous club.
The 27-year-old recently joined the Glamour Boys after deciding to move on from Cape Town City and pulled on the black and gold for the first time during last weekend’s Maize Cup competition.
Now, with Chiefs back at Naturena as they preparations for the new season continue, Jayiya has spoken out about what it means to join the club that he grew up supporting with his family.
He told the club’s official website, “It was great to get game time… Especially also after the good pre-season camp, we had in Potchefstroom… Dream come true.”
“I grew up in a Kaizer Chiefs supporting family. My father, my mother, my grandfather, my sister… Everybody supports the Glamour Boys. That’s why it’s so great that I have now joined the club of my dreams.
“I won’t let the supporters down. I know how they feel because I myself have always been one. I want to help Kaizer Chiefs win trophies.”
Meanwhile, when asked who his favourite player was growing up, he revealed that was Stanton ‘Stiga’ Fredericks, a player he actually ended up playing with at Bidvest Wits.
He explained, “Stanton stood out in the way he played,” Jayiya explains, “but also in the way he presented himself off the field. He was never in the news for the wrong reasons and you would never hear a negative story about Stanton. He was a true professional.”
“I was promoted from the development side, BidBoys, to the first team, while Stanton had returned to the club for which he had originally made his debut.”
Chiefs face Orlando Pirates on July 29th in the Carling Black Label Cup ahead of the 2017/18 Absa Premiership season.