Sibisi regrets not playing in Soweto Derby


Umvoti FC striker Diyo Sibisi has made some startling revelations about his failed move to Kaizer Chiefs which dashed his childhood dream of playing in the Soweto Derby.

The speedy striker currently plays in the ABC Motsepe KwaZulu Natal League, where his team is number one in the stream.

The Sahlumbe-born forward told FARPost that his former coach Muhsin Ertugral wanted to sign him for Kaizer Chiefs.

“It was my wish, you know the biggest derby in South Africa is the Soweto Derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. It was my dream to play in that game, but it never happened. ”

“I think it is one big sad part of my football career because it was top on my wish list. I remember when Muhsin Ertugral was still at Chiefs,  he wanted me there and I don’t know how that move fell through. It was almost a done deal, so that hurt me a lot because I really wanted to play for one of the Soweto giants,” said Sibisi.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns striker further revealed that his stint with the Brazilians did not go as he wished because he was not given a chance to play.

“When it comes to playing football it was not easy to play, because there were a lot of players and it was up to the coach to decide who he wanted to play. I think my stay at Sundowns didn’t go as I planned because it was for a short period of time, I wish I had stayed a bit more.”

“I would have loved to be given a chance to play and score goals for the team. I was not given enough chance to prove myself and also the fact that the coach then (Henri Michel) didn’t stay long and after he left things got messed up,” added Sibisi.

By Wonga Sirayi

FARPost’s KZN Reporter

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