Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
2 minute read
18 Feb 2016
5:05 pm

Twala fantasised about wearing Chiefs colours

Sibongiseni Gumbi

William Twala dreamt his move to Kaizer Chiefs, and it came true.

William Twala of Kaizer Chiefs. Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

Although the 25-year-old says he grew up supporting Chiefs long-time nemesis, Orlando Pirates, he always dreamt of walking into the Kaizer Chiefs Village in Naturena, and his dream has finally been realised.

“I knew about my move to Chiefs long before it happened because it happened in my fantasies,” he said with a little smile.

“It is a dream come true,” he said of his move to Amakhosi that caught almost everyone by surprise. Twala has promised the Amakhosi fans that they are yet to see the best of him, although he is already a regular and has even scored a goal.

“My appreciation goes to the team and technical staff for supporting me since my first day here. I am looking forward to adding value to this team.

“I am not at my best yet, I believe my performances will get better with time.”

Asked what he thinks he brings to the Amakhosi camp, Twala said: “I think the coach would be best suitable to answer that, but my high work rate and being a team player is what I bring to the team.”

Twala is expected to start when Chiefs host SuperSport United at their new home-away-from-home, Cape Town Stadium on Saturday night.

“We have the confidence because we are coming from a string of wins and we want to keep it going. We are running our own race and we have picked up form at the right time. We are doing well now and we hope to keep it going.”

Twala is one of the few players that will have no emotional attachment to Matsatsantsa a Pitori’s new coach, Stuart Baxter who left Chiefs et the end of last season.

“…Since I am part the team, the emotions of the team will rub off onto me as well,” he said. “SuperSport have a good coach in Baxter – his record speaks for itself. They pose as much danger to us as we do to them.”