Kaizer Chiefs star unfazed by competition

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Nange was sent off in Chiefs' final league encounter of last season against Swallows which ruled him out of Amakhosi's first two matches.

The midfielder missed a season-opening 1-0 defeat to Royal AM while also being absent for an impressive 3-0 win over Maritzburg United last Wednesday.

The 30-year-old now faces stiff competition for a starting place in the middle of the park.

GK: Daniel Akpeyi – 1080 minutes played
GK: Daniel Akpeyi – 1080 minutes played
DEF: Reeve Frosler – 1759 minutes played
DEF: Reeve Frosler – 1759 minutes played
DEF: Siyabonga Ngezana – 1163 minutes played
DEF: Siyabonga Ngezana – 1163 minutes played
DEF: Daniel Cardoso – 1902 minutes played
DEF: Daniel Cardoso – 1902 minutes played
DEF: Erick Mathoho – 1594 minutes played
DEF: Erick Mathoho – 1594 minutes played
MID: Phathutshedzo Nange – 1898 minutes played
MID: Phathutshedzo Nange – 1898 minutes played
MID: Cole Alexander – 1569 minutes played
MID: Cole Alexander – 1569 minutes played
DEF: Njabulo Blom – 2723 minutes played
DEF: Njabulo Blom – 2723 minutes played
FWD: Keagan Dolly – 2281 minutes played
FWD: Keagan Dolly – 2281 minutes played
FWD: Khama Billiat – 2430 minutes played
FWD: Khama Billiat – 2430 minutes played
FWD: Bernard Parker – 2134 minutes played
FWD: Bernard Parker – 2134 minutes played
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Scroll through the gallery to see Kaizer Chiefs' most-used XI this season

Chiefs have recruited Yuusuf Maart from Sekhukhune United and Siyethemba Sithebe from AmaZulu in addition to Njabulo Blom, Cole Alexander and Sabelo Radebe.

"I don’t see it [new signings] as competition, I think it’s to improve the team," Nange said.

"It’s to make sure that we get what we want as a club and make sure that we win something at the end of the season. It’s not about the individual, it’s about the team and I’m happy to help where needed.

Chiefs next face newcomers Richards Bay in a league clash on Saturday at FNB Stadium.