Chiefs star warned against traps of stardom after blockbuster transfer

Christian Saile Basomboli has been warned about the distractions that come with being at Kaizer Chiefs
Christian Saile Basomboli has been warned about the distractions that come with being at Kaizer Chiefs
Phillip Maeta

Kaizer Chiefs’ recent acquisition Christian Saile Basomboli has been warned on the traps of superstardom and the temptation of beautiful women after completing a blockbuster transfer.

Basomboli joined Chiefs during the January transfer window from Zambian club Nchanga Rangers and already registered an assist to his name from his two appearances so far.

"Based on what I know from my time playing in South Africa especially at [Orlando] Pirates, this guy needs to know that he must concentrate on his job and be disciplined," advices Lelo Blaise Mbele.

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Mbele top scored in the first division for Zulu Royals during the 2004/05 season before joining Pirates where he spent two years before leaving for a lengthy spell in the Middle East.

"Without discipline the game will swallow you up in South Africa.

"It is vital that he keeps his mind only on his work which is football.

"No need to be seen at the disco because people will start talking about him in a negative way.

"I really hope that he learns to listen about the issue of discipline because in Johannesburg there were too many temptations and distractions.


"At times some people will just be out to see you falling and set up all these funny traps like having beautiful women that you don’t know calling you.

"I'm warning him about things that can disturb him.

"Being Congolese I trust that he will be able to have a strong mindset.

"He must work very hard and make sure that he scores goals since he is playing up front.

"The only way to win the fans over is to score goals and it is encouraging to hear that he already had an assist in his first game.

"I need him to raise the Congolese flag high.

"The plus is that we get to watch the South African league while here in Congo.

"If he does well in South Africa, he can then move on to other countries for better money like what happened with me," says Mbele.

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