- Siphiwe Tshabalala has praised the professionalism and facilities of his former club Kaizer Chiefs
- In a radio interview, Tshabalala said Kaizer Chiefs had the same standards as any European side
- Tshabalala made his debut for his new Turkish club BB Erzurumspor over the weekend
Siphiwe Tshabalala has praised his former Kaizer Chiefs side during a radio interview. Tshabalala said he believed Kaizer Chiefs were equal to European clubs both in terms of their professionalism and in the quality of the club’s facilities.
Tshabalala made his debut for his new Turkish club BB Erzurumspor over the weekend and said from what he had seen and experienced in Europe, Kaizer Chiefs operated at the same standard.
Tshabalala spoke to the SABC’s Robert Marawa and said the level of professionalism he had experienced in Turkey was the same as what he was used to back in South Africa.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Tshabalala praised the training and player facilities at BB Erzurumspor and said as he expected and had gotten used to they were the best that money could buy.
Tshabalala completed a shock move to Turkey last week after spending the better part of 11 years at the Naturena. In his time at the club, Tshabalala had become incredibly popular with the club’s supporters, general staff and pretty much anyone who worked with him.
Sport24.com reported that Tshabalala’s agent has revealed that the player is a phenomenon in Turkey and has attracted massive crowds to the club’s training sessions and the match in which he played.
Tshabalala was welcomed to Turkey by throngs of supporters. One of BB Erzurumspor’s board members reportedly told Tshabalala that he would become a legend in Turkey if he could help the club achieve the results it dearly craves.
Meanwhile, Kaizer Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung has already started speaking about Tshabalala as being a true legend of the club. Motaung is expected to officially announce the former striker as a club legend at some point in the near future.
The term club legend is bestowed on only a very rare few players who are deemed to have served the club with diligence and who have managed to bring success to the club over a period of years.
Motaung said he was personally happy that his former player had finally been given the chance to play overseas. Motaung said he had no doubts that Tshabalala would make an impact in Turkey and prove his worth to his new club in the coming years.
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