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Khanye Rates Chiefs’ Signings, Labels One ‘A Star’

Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Junior Khanye has rated Kaizer Chiefs six new signings, saying one is “a star”, while revealing three names he’s disappointed with.

The iDiskiTV analyst addressed Chiefs new signings in his iDiski Times column this week. Remember you can download iDiski Times FOR FREE!

The Glamour Boys announced the arrival of Brandon Peterson, Sifiso Hlanti, Phathutshedzo Nange, Sibusiso Mabiliso, Kgaogelo Sekgota and Njabulo Ngcobo last week Friday.

In particular the signing of Ngcobo has excited Khanye, who labels the 27-year-old as a star.

“The signing of Njabulo Ngcobo is excellent. This player is a star. I love him. He reminds me of Mbulelo Mabizela,” Khanye writes in iDiski Times.

“Defenders must play football properly, they must know how to build up from the back. This player knows how to do that. He is the reigning Defender of the Season. 

“I would love to see him play for a team that is going to play to his strength, a team that will build up from the back. I know that Stuart Baxter does not play that kind of football. 

“Kgaogelo Sekgota and Brandon Peterson are good players as well. We will see next season if they will add value to Kaizer Chiefs. 

“My only feedback to Sekgota is that he needs to variate his game; he can not only rely on taking on defenders, sometimes he should play 1-2 passes to eliminate defenders.”

However, Khanye is not so happy about the signings of Hlanti and Nange, while he remains unsure about Mabiliso.

“I do not understand why Kaizer Chiefs are signing Hlanti of all players,” he explains.

“This player does not have tactical discipline as a defender, he spends more time on the ball and he does not have a sense of urgency. 

“Sometimes you see him vacating his position at the back leaving his defensive partners exposed. At Bidvest Wits and Bafana Bafana he had the same problem. At Swallows FC, he did not improve on his defensive flaws. I genuinely do not understand why Hlanti is being signed by Kaizer Chiefs. 

“Another player I have a problem with is Nange. Nange was not getting game time at Stellenbosch FC, he was coming off the bench most of the time and I don’t think he is good enough for Kaizer Chiefs. Honestly, even when he was at Wits, there was nothing special about Nange. 

“These are the concerns I have with South African football, some of these signings are nothing but business deals, they have nothing to do with talent. Mabiliso is another one I am not convinced with, because he did not play the whole season at Amazulu.”