Sithebe Kaizer Chiefs

Siyethemba Sithebe told to fight for his place. Image: Kaizer Chiefs website

Forgotten Kaizer Chiefs star back with a bang

Siyethemba Sithebe made his first appearance since August 2023 for Kaizer Chiefs in their draw against Cape Town City.

Sithebe Kaizer Chiefs

Siyethemba Sithebe told to fight for his place. Image: Kaizer Chiefs website

Kaizer Chiefs interim head coach Cavin Johnson was left particularly impressed with Siyethemba Sithebe on his big Amakhosi return.

Sithebe was named in Johnson’s starting lineup for their DStv Premiership clash against Cape Town City FC this weekend.

Cavin Johnson’s side were hoping to bounce back from their painful 3-2 loss against rivals Orlando Pirates three weeks ago however it wasn’t to be.

Instead the Glamour Boys played out to a frustrating goalless draw against Cape Town City, in which they managed just two shots on target.

The draw means Chiefs remain in seventh position on the log standings with 30 points from 21 matches. City sit two points above Kaizer Chiefs, in fifth position.

Kaizer Chiefs coach impressed by Sithebe

“In the previous games, Castillo and Maart kept him out of the game,”Kaizer Chiefs coach Johnson told Farpost.

“So the fact that they are not available gives him an opportunity, and when that comes, I don’t think Castillo and Maart will ever come back. He played well. We are going to wait and see who the next opponent is.”

Today’s match at the Athlone Stadium is scheduled to get underway at 15:30. The match will be televised live on SuperSport PSL.

Fortunately for many Cape Town City and Kaizer Chiefs fans, today’s match will be televised on SABC1.

In other news, Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Bruce Bvuma has opened up on his incredible rise to stardom at Naturena.

After playing second fiddle to Itumeleng Khune for over six years, Bvuma has finally cemented his place as the club’s number one keeper.

Bvuma has been incredible for Cavin Johnson since being entrusted with leading his side’s defence. The Amakhosi academy graduate has kept six clean sheets in his last eight matches for Kaizer Chiefs.

I’m living my dream – Bvuma

“I can’t describe how it feels like to play for Kaizer Chiefs, it’s one of the biggest teams in Africa. It’s every child’s dream to play for his team. We grew up watching Chiefs at a very young age and for me to be part of this brand it’s a blessing,” Bvuma told Vodacom Soccer as quoted by Citizen.

“I thank God for getting here. Like I said, it’s been my dream since I was young watching the likes of Itu (Khune). He is a legend, I grew up watching him a lot, Brian Baloyi and all the legends of Kaizer Chiefs. They inspired me to also come here and play, and for me to be here now is a blessing.”