Malatsi set for Chiefs debut

The unavailability of Jabu Pule due to personal problems could create and opportunity for another sensational midfielder Thabiso ‘Skap se dans’ Malatsi in the Premier League match against Classic at Ellis Park on Wednesday.

Coach Muhsin Ertugral says the player will be on the bench and when the time comes, he will be introduced. “I think he is ready,” says the coach. “But I do not want to put pressure on him and I want to plead with supporters to also be patient with the youngster.”

Academy coach Farouk Khan speaks highly of Malatsi and in him he sees another “Shuffle” in years to come. “He has an unbelievable vision and he is such a great ball distributor,” says Khan. “His passing ability is excellent, almost just like David Beckham.”

Khan explains that Malatsi was at his best in the game against Ajax last season as he also displayed good defending skill. “He did well in that game as he shut down Dillon Shepperd. The boy has potential. He can play with both feet but predominantly he uses his right foot and he also has great defending abilities.”