- Kaizer Chiefs chairperson Kaizer Motaung has praised the club’s ability to produce talented players from its youth development programme
- The legendary boss pointed to Siphiwe Tshabalala and Itumeleng Khune as shining examples of the successes of the programme
- Motaung said the club’s focus was on its young players and developing them into great players
Kaizer Chiefs chairperson Kaizer Motaung has revealed his personal pride on the club’s youth development programme. Motaung praised the club’s ability to produce talented players from within its own ranks.
Motaung beamed with obvious pride when he pointed to Siphiwe Tshabalala and Itumeleng Khune as shining examples of the successes of the programme.
He said the club’s focus was on developing its young players and the continual improvement of the Kaizer Chiefs Youth Academy. Motaung said the development and improvement of the academy and associated programs was an ongoing process.
Briefly.co.za gathered that players such as Wiseman Meyiwa, Siyabonga Ngezana, Bruce Bvuma, Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya and Emmanuel Letlotlo were among the current crop of young players who had earned promotion from the youth side to the first team.
These players were credited with the team winning the MultiChoice Diski Shield.
Sport24.com reported that Kaizer Chiefs are currently in the longest trophy drought of its history and haven’t won any major tournaments in three years.
Despite this Motaung remains upbeat about the club’s youth making a difference at the top level. He said young players had already started contributing to the first team and lauded the excellence of the club’s development programs.
Motaung said the club would continue to foster a culture which enabled young talent to flourish and bloom at the Chiefs Village.
Meanwhile, the club is set to start its pre-season training on Monday, it seems likely that the camp will proceed without a head coach. The club has not announced a replacement coach as yet.
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