Kaizer Chiefs have been missing the champagne pass, says Siphelele Ntshangase

Following his dream move to Naturena, the 24-year-old is not feeling any immediate pressure to deliver the goods for his new club

Kaizer Chiefs  midfielder  Siphelele Ntshangase insists he is not feeling the pressure to deliver now that he's playing for his childhood club. 

“Not at all," said Ntshangase when asked if he's feel the pressure. "I have never been in this kind of situation, where I have so much competition. I now have to work extremely hard and that is what any player wants in their career," he said.

His dream move to Naturena was put on hold by Black Leopards chairman David Thidiela, who instead sold him to Baroka FC at the start of the season.

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“I made it clear as far back as 2015 that I wanted to play for Chiefs,” Ntshangase continued.

Asked why his former club, Leopards, is struggling since his departure, Ntshangase said: "Leopards are struggling right now because they depended on me for too long and didn’t have a replacement when they eventually let me go."

The Amakhosi will be banking on his killer pass attributes that’s been missing over the years.

It’s a big strength within his attacking game that Steve Komphela will look to use to good effect to make the Amakhosi faithful happy again.

“I’ve been given clear instructions by the coach about my role. It’s not easy playing for Chiefs, especially if they are not winning trophies. I honestly think what has been missing in the last two seasons is the killer pass; the champagne pass," he said.

Ntshangase said there's a chance that he would make his Amakhosi debut against Polokwane City on Saturday.  

"I'd say 80/20 [percent] because I haven’t played a lot since recovering from my injury," Ntshangase concluded.