The 2014/15 PSL footballer of the season describes the new Amakhosi signing as a solid defender, who will improve the defense of the Soweto giants
Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Tefu Mashamaite says the club’s new signing Austin Dube is in the form of Orlando Pirates star Innocent Maela.
The cocky defender, who can function as a center-back and left-back, has been snapped up in the current transfer window by Amakhosi of the National First Division team, Richards Bays.
Mashamaite, who was Chiefs in the 2014/15 PSL title, believes the Soweto giants will benefit from having a left-footed full-back, such as Dube (28).
‘Left-footed mid-backs are a bit rare in the country, and I watched his game at Richards Bay and he’s in the form of Innocent Maela. He can also play left-back and left-center-back, “said Mashamaite. Soviet.
“Very solid. I do not know how tall he is, but he looks very tall and I think at some point he will play the center back. I think it’s a good sign to rebuild the team now. They brought some fresh blood, mixed with experience in the NFD or Premier.
“They’ve connected it to the guys from development structures. It’s going to create a long-term situation where they’re building. It’s more like building for the future, and if they get it right, it’s going to be hard to beat. years. “
Maela, a Bafana Bafana international, is one of the left-backs in the PSL, but he was used as a center-back by Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer.
After playing for the newborn, Bidvest Wits, SuperSport United and Chiefs as a left-footed full-back, Mashamaite feels more needs to be done to discover gifted left-footed central defenders.
“I do not know what to say about the cause of it … It is a fact that the left-footed midfielders are scarce,” the former Bafana Bafana international continued.
‘I looked at the euro and I think it was Spain who played with two left-footed defenders, and it was interesting. But in a country like SA we struggle with that. Maybe we will see better results if we can work on better exploration. ”
Chiefs also signed Njabulo Ngcobo at Swallows as he was one of the best defenders in the PSL last season and he was named the defender of the season in the league.
“We are always going to measure the Chiefs by the number of goals they concede. At the end of the day, the club always produced good goalkeepers and good defenders, “Mashamaite concluded.