The Swallows technical team member also revealed that he recommends the slim player at the Beautiful Birds
Kaizer Chiefs’ new signing of Austin Dube is a calm and reliable defender who, according to his former coach Simo Dladla, will not get reckless red cards.
The new Bafana Bafana International, which recently helped South Africa clinch the 2021 Cosafa Cup, became Amakhosi’s seventh signing of the current transfer window as Glamor Boys strengthened their squad for the 2021/22 campaign.
Dube along with his defenders Njabulo Ngcobo, Sibusiso Mabiliso, Sifiso Hlanti, midfielders Kgaogelo Sekgota and Phathutshedzo Nange, goalkeeper Brandon Peterson, as the new players of Amakhosi, while Given Thibedi returned from a loan spell at Swows.
After coaching Dube at Richards Bay, Dladla is confident the left-back will succeed at the Glamor Boys as he is not a clumsy defender who gets unnecessary discussions.
“He will make it. “He is a left-footed player and he can read the game,” said Dladla Soviet.
“He will give them a lot of balance. He is not clumsy. I mean, he’s not a guy who’s going to be reckless and get unnecessary yellow cards or red cards.
“He also has an eye for his goal and Chiefs have reported a good player here. He deserves this move and if it were not Chiefs, someone else would have signed him now.”
Dube was a key member of the TS Galaxy team that stunned Chiefs 1-0 in the Nedbank Cup final in 2019 – and started five matches in the competition en route to the final.
The slender player also helped Richards Bay eliminate Chiefs from the same competition as Amakhosi passed 2-1 in the last 32 in the last 32/21 season.
Dladla now works as an assistant coach to Brandon Truter at Swallows and he reveals that he recommends Dube to the club management to sign him before joining Chiefs.
‘There are many good things about this boy, he’s a thinker and he’s calm. He will also give them a balance, especially if they build from behind, ‘he added.
“He’s going to get a nod, he’s very reliable and he’s coaching. I’m glad he’s joined Chiefs. I was talking about him when I joined Swallows.”
Dube played in the Varsity Football League for the University of Limpopo before starting his professional career at Witbank Spurs in 2016.