The terrible thing about young football players is that, regardless of how much energy they bring to the table, not every one of them makes it or breaks into the first team.
Which is exactly what has happened at Kaizer Chiefs over the previous three seasons, as they have been the only club in South Africa to create top-quality young players capable of playing at the highest level.
And part of that is because Kaizer Chiefs were banned by FIFA last year, forcing them to go through two transfer windows without being able to sign and register players.
That provided the perfect opportunity and platform for Amakhosi's youth players to break into the first squad and build a reputation for themselves in South African football, even among opposing fans.
Njabulo Blom, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, and Darrell Matsheke were among the youthful Kaizer Chiefs players who broke into the first squad last season, with Siyabonga Ngezana and Happy Mashiane having already done so in previous seasons.
Unfortunately, two great young players, Itumeleng Shopane and Given Thibedi, did not accompany Siyabonga Ngezana, Happy Mashiane, Njabulo Blom, and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo to the Kaizer Chiefs first team.
Source - https://www.citizen.co.za/sport/soccer/local-soccer/mgosi/2910604/unhappy-thibedi-to-seek-loan-move-away-from-swallows/
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