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.
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.
“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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