Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya opens up about life-changing Kaizer Chiefs move


Kaizer Chiefs defender Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya has opened up about how his life has changed from SuperSport United to making it big in Naturena.

Ntiya-Ntiya is a product of both SuperSport and Chiefs’ youth academies, having spent three years with the Tshwane outfit before being poached by the Soweto giants in 2016.

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He has since graduated to the first team, where he has established himself as one of the key figures under coach Ernst Middendorp in the past 18 months.

The 23-year-old has since discussed what it was like moving from Matsatsantsa to Amakhosi, where he became a smaller fish in a bigger pond.

“I arrived in 2016 to play for Kaizer Chiefs’s Reserves Team, it was smooth to acclimatise because at SuperSport they also took youth development seriously,” Ntiya-Ntiya told the club’s website.

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“But it took me by a big surprise when I signed for the first team. Everything changed. For starters, I was able to provide for my family back home, and that is a great feeling.

“My grandmother was able to resign from work because I was able to provide for her needs. There are many things that changed for the better. I am very grateful to Kaizer Chiefs.”

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