Chiefs news signings Msimango

Msimango looks smart in a new Kappa golf shirt. Image: Chiefs YouToube

Chiefs signing chose Amakhosi over Pirates and Sundowns

Imagine the big three chasing your signature at the same time. Kaizer Chiefs’ Given Msimango knows all about that feeling.

Chiefs news signings Msimango

Msimango looks smart in a new Kappa golf shirt. Image: Chiefs YouToube

Given Msimango is one of Kaizer Chiefs’ new players. Here is why he did not choose Orlando Pirates or Mamelodi Sundowns.

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Having made his name as an exceptional cool central defender and captain at TS Galaxy last season, the former Highlands Park star has revealed that Amakhosi showed the fullest commitment to sign him.

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 “It was important to go where I’m wanted and they made it very clear that everyone wanted me here,” Msimango told iDiski Times.

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“It wasn’t a split decision or anything like that. So when you are wanted in an environment you flourish as a player and it gives you the confidence to perform,

“For me that was the key, it wasn’t just one individual wanting my service. When I saw that I couldn’t believe it – such a big club, such massive individuals who have achieved so much in the sport.

“I was just happy to come, to be mentored and to learn from the best. Here I am today and I’m learning and I’m happy about that,” Msimango added.

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Additionally, the Brakpan-born star,has recognised the likes of Itumeleng Khune, Keagan Dolly, Brandon Peterson and Bruce Bvuma for supporting him.

“This is a massive club so it’s very important that you adapt as soon as possible so that you can start performing to the best of your abilities,” the former Highlands Park player said, as quoted by iDiski Times.

“The senior players have played a massive role in my induction in the club. They have shown me the ropes. The likes of Itu [Khune], Keagan [Dolly] even Brandon Petersen, you know Bruce [Bvuma] as well, I consider him as a senior member in the club,” the 26-year-old added.

“You know just filling you in about the culture of the club, what goes on, how it works, you know the production, everything you get within the club, you get the kind of feel of what you are in for and what to expect,” he added.

Chiefs news signings Msimango
That’s really Msimango above, not a management official. Image: @kaizerchiefs/Twitter.


In other news, Chiefs legend Erick Mathoho is expected to wear a different colour jersey next season – and it will look a little odd.

Mathoho looks set to be moving back home to Limpopo next season, where he will be wearing orange.

As reported in June, Amakhosi bid farewell to the 33-year-old after 11 years and 267 games, which included two DStv Premiership titles.

The question that followed was about his next destination.

After training with SuperSport United last week, the Thahayandou-born defender, who began his career at Bloemfontein Celtic, is reportedly close to signing for PSL newcomers Polokwane City.

“He left SuperSport United because they never made any offer. So he’s not with the team in Durban for pre-season,” a source told FARPost.

“Polokwane City are talking to him with the view of signing him. They’re not looking at assessing him, they just want to sign him,” the source added.

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