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One of Siyethemba Sithebe’s last games for AmaZulu before moving to Kaizer Chiefs. Image: @KickOffMagazine/ Twitter

Kaizer Chiefs-bound Sithebe training on his own, in high spirits

This is what Kaizer Chiefs fans want to hear. A former teammate has explained why Siyethemba Sithebe will be a success in Soweto.

Kaizer Chiefs Amazulu

One of Siyethemba Sithebe’s last games for AmaZulu before moving to Kaizer Chiefs. Image: @KickOffMagazine/ Twitter

Kaizer Chiefs’ first signing for next season, Siyethemba Sithebe is tipped to make it at Amakhosi. This is according to his former teammate and close friend Samuel Darpoh.

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As The South African has previously reported, the 29-year-old Sithebe, who hails from KwaZulu Natal’s Newcastle, agreed on a pre-contract to join Kaizer Chiefs. 

The decision left AmaZulu fuming before freezing out the player from the playing squad, while also seemingly breaking down Amkhosi and Usuthu’s business relationship beyond repair.

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Meanwhile, Sithebe’s former teammate Darphoh has offered an updated on the Naturena-bound midfielder.

“Sithebe will make a difference at Kaizer Chiefs. I’m so happy for him and I speak to him everyday,” Darphoh said via Soccer Laduma.

“A close friend of mine and he is been consistent for the past two years. I don’t see him struggling at Amakhosi, he just needs to step up because Chiefs is bigger than Usuthu.

Headed to Amakhosi. Siyethemba Sithebe in action for AmaZulu in the DStv Premiership.

“Mentally, he is in high spirits. The treatment he is getting at AmaZulu won’t break him. He is very disciplined and trains on his own. 

“Sithebe is not being in the team has affected them, and instead motivated him and they did an injustice to themselves because he can offer a lot, hoping Brandon Truter can use him,”

he concluded.


In other updates, Chiefs could have a new central defender next season and he’s still only 19 years old. His name is Rushwin Dortley, he’s from a famed academy (Ajax) and has physical power.

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As The South African reported last week, the club known as Amakhosi set sights on the young central defender.

While the latest report says Kaizer Chiefs have now made a formal approach after following Dortley for some time, the friendly game between the two clubs in January was where the player inspired Amakhosi to move fast. Read the full story here.

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