Ntshangase’s Chiefs Debut: What Shabba Told Me…
Siphelele Ntshangase Reveals What Kaizer Chiefs' Siphiwe Tshabalala Told Him
Siphelele Ntshangase says that he took heed of some words from Siphiwe Tshabalala as he made his Kaizer Chiefs debut against Polokwane City last week.
After a long saga that has seen the Amakhosi linked with ‘Stash’ for some time now, the 24-year-old finally landed his ‘dream’ move to Naturena and got off to a winning start as he helped create the crucial goal during his first appearance.
The former Baroka man came on as a second half substitute after being called upon by Steve Komphela, teeing up Joseph Molangoane to cross for Dumisani Zuma’s winner.
Now, talking to Chiefs’ official website about making his Glamour Boys bow, Ntshangase says that he’s up to the challenge.
He said, “I am living my dream. I knew that the pressure of playing for Kaizer Chiefs is immense, I am ready to handle it. It might not always be smooth sailing but I am ready for the challenge.
“I’ve always wanted to play for Chiefs.I want to show to the supporters that I am the right player. I am aware they wanted the club to sign me. I am thankful to get this opportunity.”
When asked about his performance, he explained the wise words that he received from a club legend, saying, “For a split second I was lost in the magnitude of the moment. That’s when I remembered what Siphiwe Tshabalala had advised me earlier, ‘keep it simple’. I did what he had suggested and it worked out great. From there on, my confidence grew with each touch of the ball.
“I’m happy to have the win. I’m part of a team of very talented players – in the end, it has to be about the collective and not the individual.”
Ntshangase will now be looking to haunt his former team, Baroka, when Chiefs travel to face Bakgaga on Saturday afternoon.