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Siyabonga Nkosi: Siphelele Ntshangase deserves to wear Kaizer Chiefs' No.10 shirt

18:28 GMT+3 03/07/2018
Siphelele Ntshangase, Kaizer Chiefs
Ntshangase will be hoping to emulate the likes of Stanton Fredericks and Nkosi, who showed some flashes of brilliance wearing the Chiefs No.10 jersey

Kaizer Chiefs  attacking midfielder Siphelele Ntshangase was recently given the No.10 shirt. 

The 25-year-old player has now been challenged by former Amakhosi midfielder Siyabonga Nkosi to be more influential in dictating how the team plays.

Ntshangase, who was given the No.5 shirt upon his arrival from Baroka last January, deserves to wear the iconic No.10 shirt, according to Nkosi.

"Traditionally, it's players of his profile that are given No 10. His style of play warrants that he gets this jersey. He has the flair, he plays attractive football," Nkosi told SowetanLive.

Nkosi wore the iconic jersey at Chiefs between 2012 and 2015 - helping the club win four major trophies under Stuart Baxter's guidance.

"Obviously, the important thing for him is to produce good results for the team. Everyone is expecting him to influence how the team plays," the former Orlando Pirates academy midfielder continued. 

"One thing he has to know is that he must have the right concept of using his skills. Many players who have his attributes tend to have the wrong concept of how to play, especially in relation to the modern style of play. He must help Chiefs become dangerous when they attack, that's the element he needs to work on," he added.

"His job as a playmaker is to dictate how the team must play. He must not have 100 touches and stand on the ball. Ntshangase must make the team effective and I trust his capabilities," Nkosi concluded.

The No.10 jersey became vacant following Keagan Buchanan's recent departure from Amakhosi.

Buchanan failed to live up to expectations as he struggled to cement his place in the starting line-up following his move from Bloemfontein Celtic.