Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Sietemba Sitebe was feeling the effects of a long spell out of action.

Siteb joined Kaizer Chiefs at the start of the season, spending the last six months of his contract with Amazulu in the desert after agreeing a previous contract with the Glamor Boys.

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Amazulu’s exile is still affecting Sietembu Sitebe

Head coach Artur Zwane noted that Siteb was “exhausted” in several games this season.

“Guys [midfielders] gel well. Siteb too, no doubt he added much needed value at the start of the season,” said Zwane.

“Unfortunately, there are games where he’s exhausted, which we expected because there was a time when he didn’t play regularly, in fact, he didn’t play football at all.

“So we run it and believe in it. we know he will come back strong,” the coach added.

Siyethemba Sithebe was finally introduced to Kaizer Chiefs earlier this year. Photo: @KaizerChiefs

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Siteb’s story should be used to warn players about what can happen if you agree to a pre-contract before being released from the club.

Former Amazulu coach Benny McCarthy didn’t want to push Sitebe out of his team, but the club’s ownership forced his hand.

For Kaizer Chiefs’ match against Swallows, Siteb was benched as Arthur Zwane opted to deploy a three-man midfield of Yusuf Mart, Nyabul Blom and Kgaagel Sekgota.

Zwane made just one change in the win, bringing on Cole Alexander in place of striker Caleb Bimen’imin to bolster the center of the park.

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