Kaizer Chiefs midfielder told to shape up or ship out


Ntshangase has not played a single match for Kaizer Chiefs in the 2019/20 campaign and that looks unlikely to change while Ernest Middendorp is in charge at Amakhosi

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder – Siphelele Ntshangase has been told that he needs to shape up or he will soon see his career go up in smoke.

The highly rated midfielder has been on the sidelines at Amakhosi since the arrival of Ernest Middendorp, who specifically said that “Stash,” as Ntshangase is fondly called, is not part of his plans.

George Maluleka has left the team and the coach went for a development player to fill that void instead of playing “Stash”. He has to take this as a wake-up call or else he will continue to be a spectator and before he knows it, Chiefs will discard him and that will be the end of his career – he has to find a way to please the coach,” said a source.

Middendorp has clearly not been a fan of Ntshangase since he took over as head coach at the start of the 2018/19 season.

I don’t think Ntshangase is close to breaking into the starting team. He likes to pass, pass, pass, pass and then pass again. It looks nice but I’m sorry, football is about goals and results,” Middendorp told SAfm back in September.

At the time, Chiefs football manager – Bobby Motaung said Amakhosi would be talking with Middendorp about how he handles Ntshangase.

Issues of how he handles the media, obviously we do have discussions with them but coaches are emotional,” Motaung said, according to

Sometimes the response comes from the challenges they are faced with, so it’s normal. If you go to Europe and everywhere, coaches have got their way of responding to things.”

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