Kaizer Chiefs' Jeffrey Ntuka: The Best Is Yet To Come

Former Amaglug-glug defender Jeffrey Ntuka says he is happy with his debut performance for Kaizer Chiefs.
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 cramps.

“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 past him.”

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.