Ntuka started Chiefs’ game against Wits on Saturday; his first professional game in South Africa since returning from Belgium, where he played for Westerlo last season.
Ntuka, who graduated from the School of Excellence before leaving the
country as a teenager to sign for Chelsea in England, made a storming
debut in Amakhosi colours and had an outstanding game in the heart of
defence, pairing-up well with Thabang Rooi to frustrate Wits’ strikers.
Speaking in an interview with KickOff.com after the game on Saturday, the Kroonstad-born defender promised Chiefs supporters that he has a lot in store for them.
“I was so happy finally to get chance to play for Kaizer Chiefs,” he
said. “It’s been a hard time for me with injuries in the past few
months, but I am happy to give that kind of performance for Kaizer
Chiefs, even though in the last ten minutes I was suffering from muscle
“I am also glad that the coach allowed me to play the kind of football
that I like and I have learnt during my time overseas. I want to assure
Chiefs fans that they are still to see the best of me, once I regain
full match fitness”.
Chiefs coach Muhsin Ertugral praised Ntuka’s performance, saying, “He
had a good game and impressed me with his positioning. He won
everything in one-on-one situations and never had any Wits player go
Ntuka says he has coped with his move well, and is settling in well at
his new club. “I am grateful for the support that I have received so
far from everybody at Chiefs, including the supporters and management,” he concluded.