Kaizer Chiefs Tshabalala

Kaizer Chiefs legend Siphiwe Tshabalala greets supporters at the FNB Stadium. Image: BackpagePix

‘Kaizer Chiefs facilities match Europe’

This is a new one. Siphiwe Tshabalala has claimed that players struggle after leaving a world-class environment like Kaizer Chiefs.

Kaizer Chiefs Tshabalala

Kaizer Chiefs legend Siphiwe Tshabalala greets supporters at the FNB Stadium. Image: BackpagePix

Former Kaizer Chiefs winger Siphiwe Tshabalala believes it is not easy to succeed after Naturena. The world class facilities and professional culture at Amakhosi is rare.


Speaking about life after playing for the Glamour Boys, Shabalala revealed that is is easy to lose motivation once a player exits the gates of Naturena.

“For quite some time players tend to struggle when they leave [Kaizer] Chiefs because of the environment, the facilities, it’s world-class, and the professionalism is the best,” Shabalala told iDiski Times.

“We can match the European standard, when you go there, there’s security at the gate, you go in with your own parking spot, your own locker room, gym, and clean clothes in your basket. It’s up to you if you want to train in sweatpants or shorts or tights. It’s the best environment. When you are done you leave it there, you go have a decent meal and then you go home,” the Kaizer Chiefs legend added.

“But when you leave that environment, you go to another team, with all due respect, now you start changing in a car. Now you realise the little things you took for granted, in the parking lot you’re dressing in the car. You bring your own socks, there’s no showers, no lunch – you end up not caring about the most important things. You can become complacent, you arrive late because so and so is doing it and it looks like it’s normal in this environment,” the former Kaizer Chiefs winger concluded.


In other news, Amakhosi are reportedly battling Orlando Pirates for the signature of a top goalkeeper from Premeiro de Agosto of Angola.

the club known as Amakhosi have been linked with the likes of Stanley Nwabali from Chippa United, and Salim Magoola from Richards Bay FC. Over at Orlando Pirates, Mpontshane and Ofori are facing the end of contracts on 30 June.

According to newest reports, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates have cast an eye towards an Angolan international: Neblu from Premeiro de Agosto.

“I can confirm that Adilson Cipriano da Cruz, who is also known as Neblu, has triggered interest in the PSL,” a source told Soccer Laduma.

“The player’s handlers are currently in talks with at least three teams at the moment, and yes, they are big clubs in the league. Neblu is a top goalkeeper and at 30 years old he has reached maturity. He has been in the international team of Angola since 2012, either the A-Team or the CHAN side that he has captained for many years. His top performances at the recent AFCON in Cote d’Ivoire were proof of his remarkable progress although his impressive workd was overshadowed by his red card against Namibia.

Neblu was also available to offer himself: “I am ready for any good offers and I would like to play in South Africa,” he said.

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