Siyethemba Sithebe gets thumbs up for Kaizer Chiefs move

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Kaizer Chiefs’ incoming midfielder Siyethemba Sithebe carries the appropriate ingredients in his game to blossom at his new club and has been urged not to shy away from stamping his authority. 

Sithebe will join from AmaZulu where he spent five years but had to endure the frustration of spending the last six months without playing after it emerged that he has signed down Usuthu’s extension in favour of a pre-contract with Chiefs.

The 29-year-old will be looked upon to provide the energy in the Chiefs attack  

"He (Sithebe) is a winner so he will fit in at Chiefs," says Ashwin Sutton, who coached Sithebe at GladAfrica Championship club Mbombela United. 

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"I know it will also depend on the system of play and how they are going to use him, but I definitely see him fitting in because he has the energy.

"What Benni (McCarthy) did right was that he gave the boy a free role. The boy has high energy levels and is a very clever player with a good insight into the game and a good reader of the game.

"He is a very coachable player and the type of player that when you give him instructions, zones, and passing patterns he will comply with it and not do his own thing.

"What I like about him is that he doesn’t compromise on his hard work.

"I have always believed that he is a player that will rise under pressure.

"He came through for me at Mbombela and he is a winner and so under pressure, he will definitely come out tops.

"I have seen him grow. Sithebe is a leader who will come out and fight. He is not shy in making things happen," says Sutton.

Sithebe last played on December 17 before he was frozen out but had 132 appearances (8 goals) for the club through the five years he spent in Durban.