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Chiefs Break Silence On Mthethwa Speculation

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Molefi Ntseki has confirmed their interest in Stellenbosch FC midfielder Sibongiseni Mthethwa.

The South Africa international midfielder has become one of the standout players in the country since Stellies plucked him from the second tier at Black Leopards.

A powerful no-nonsense midfielder with an engine to go the full 90 minutes has seen Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and AmaZulu express interest in his services.

And it’s been suggested Chiefs have had a couple of offers rebuffed as Stellies are looking to keep hold of the player, who has one year remaining on his current deal.

“I think the most important thing is whenever you see a good player elsewhere, people will always associate that player with Kaizer Chiefs,” Ntseki said about the reported interest.

“I think in our player audit, we have put in so many players, even though we have never gone public about those players. But I think it’s very normal for a team like Kaizer Chiefs to be looking for quality players, to strengthen the team.

“So the name of Mthethwa, it’s making the rounds about him coming to Chiefs and there’s been many other players that were spoken about coming to Chiefs.

“But the most important thing is that he’s a good quality player – we will love to have him anytime, whenever he is available, whenever we have the resources to bring him in because he’s a good player.”

The 28-year-old has racked up 53 appearances for the Cape Winelands outfit since his arrival in January 2022.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.