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Sibongiseni Mthethwa. Picture: KAIZER CHIEFS
Sibongiseni Mthethwa. Picture: KAIZER CHIEFS

Kaizer Chiefs coach Molefi Ntseki has welcomed Sibongiseni Mthethwa to the club after Amakhosi signed the 29-year-old from Stellenbosch FC on Wednesday, saying the utility player “will bring stability”. 

Ntseki had a torrid evening on Wednesday as Chiefs slipped to a 1-0 defeat against SuperSport United at Peter Mokaba Stadium, after which the club’s supporters showed their disgruntlement at the mixed results under the new head coach by throwing objects at him.

The coach at least had the news of the signing of Mthethwa on a three-year deal as some consolation as Ntseki aims to beef up his muscle in midfield or defence and boost overall squad depth. 

“He will bring stability, he is a quality player and good quality players always come into the team to add value,” Ntseki said at his postmatch press conference.

Chiefs confirmed the news broken by various websites on Wednesday of Mthethwa’s arrival at Naturena on Tuesday morning.

“We warmly welcome Sibongiseni Mthethwa to the team,” sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jr said. “We know he’s a good player with great experience under his belt.

“We believe he will hit the ground running and contribute straightaway, knowing fully well what is expected of every player that dons the gold and black jersey of Amakhosi. We look forward to many great performances in the coming seasons.

“We would like, once again, to thank Stellenbosch for their professionalism during our negotiations and we look forward to the continuation of our working well together.”

It doesn’t get any easier for Amakhosi as they make the short trip to Pretoria to take on Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN8 semifinal second leg at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday. The first leg ended 1-1. 

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