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Best Kaizer Chiefs starting formation with Mthethwa in it

How should Kaizer Chiefs set up with Sibongiseni Mthethwa in their side? The answer, to us at least, seems pretty obvious.

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Players at Naturena. Photo: Twitter

Kaizer Chiefs have signed midfield general Sibongiseni Mthethwa. How can they get the best out of his specialist skills?

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Sibongiseni Mthethwa does his best work at the base of midfield, breaking up attacks and distributing the ball over short distances to spring his team’s own passing sequences. Right now, Kaizer Chiefs are using hybrid players in the shape of Edson Castillo and Yusuf Maart. Maart is naturally more inclined to go forward but is currently performing more of a box-to-box role. Similarly, Castillo is a complete package player who can do a bit of everything. If Mthethwa were to arrive at Naturena, it would free Venezuelan star Castillo up to bomb forward with more regularity. Maart might be the unfortunate one to miss out.

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Kaizer Chiefs have agreed terms to sign Sibongiseni Mthethwa from Stellenbosch FC. Image: @KaizerChiefs/Twitter

Chiefs must go 4-2-3-1 with Mthethwa

With Mthethwa in the side, Ntseki really only needs two players at the base of midfield, such is The Ox’s proficiency at tidying up opposition attacks and then recycling crisp ball. The beauty of this system is it accommodates an extra attacking midfielder. Whether Molefi Ntseki is willing to take the risk with one less midfielder is unclear, but Mthethwa has the skills to hold down the engine room almost by himself.

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