Siyabonga Nkosi's advice for new Kaizer Chiefs signings


Nkosi, who played for Chiefs in two spells, has seen the club go big in this transfer window as they aim to dominate local football once again following a poor showing last season under Steve Komphela.

It has seen Chiefs revealing 20 players being told they are no longer wanted and eight brought in thus far in the aim to reinforce the squad.

Football manager Bobby Motaung, however, has promised there will be more players coming in, and Nkosi says those new players might suffer from stage-fright and need to hit the ground running.

“If you have players like Tsepo Masilela and players like Bernard Parker and Siphiwe Tshabalala, these guys have been coached by many top coaches and some have played in the top leagues,” Nkosi says.

“When you arrive there you need to stamp your own authority and you need to make sure that you sell them your ideas and not bow down. Sell your idea first for them to endorse it and once they shake their heads you are done, because they will be influenced.

“I know from my own experience and I was in that environment. I know they have big personalities when you are around them when you talk and it influences the game. It rubs off on the other players because we are able to communicate for our own things. So that is key.”

Chiefs’ new signings will have a chance to sell their ideas to the club and fans at the end of this month when Amakhosi lock horns in the annual Carling Black Label Cup against Orlando Pirates on July 30 at FNB Stadium, as well as in the new Limpopo Charity Cup.