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Friday, December 2, 2011

Look there On top of Table Mountain it’s BIDVest Wits Striker Ryan Chapman


Bid-vest Wits striker Ryan Chapman is on top of the Cape Town table mountain and everyone can see him.  Chapman has rise beyond expectation and he continues to shine in Wits colours. He lured attention when he broke the bones of the Ghost (Orlando Pirates) two weeks back. As if that was enough he punishes Santos when he scored during the Telkom knockout last Saturday.

Chapman is also expected to be on the list of players who will be contesting for the goal scorer of the season. Judging from the previous games he has what it takes to challenge the likes of Katlego Mphela  if possible teach them how make a ball and a net to be friends. Talking to SABC Soccer Zone on Monday he said it’s still early to think about the award for the leading goal scorer. He said he want to take each game as it comes.

The problem about our South African players is discipline which usually shift focus from these talented young star. Chapman is one player who has not shown any signs of ill discipline and if he keeps like this he’s got the brighter future ahead. He’s only 24 years old and there’s no doubt if he keeps working hard one day he will form part of the national team.  He is about to make Rodger De Sa the happiest  coach in South African football at this stage should they win the Telkom Knockout final when they Host Orlando Pirates at Moses Mabhida on the 10th December 2011.

In the beginning of the season we predicted that Josta Dladla was going to shine for Kaizer Chiefs but his form has dropped. Some sports journalists are pointing Vladimir Vermezovich as the one who is not giving him enough chance. On Chapman case game time is what he gets in every game. It’s up to him how he uses the opportunity. Chapman has 6 goals in the league together with Diyo Sibisi.

Both of these players have the point to prove themselves particularly Chapman who has raised expectations from his team and supporters. His finishing before the polls is just magnificent. He knows where to position himself so that he can get crosses from the wings. Hopefully our national coach Pitso Mosimane might give him a chance in the national team to come and compete with the so called best striker in South Africa. Of course Mphela is good but if he’s the best in South Africa that is questionable.

On Saturday Wits will be hosting Golden Arrows at Bidvest stadium during the afternoon. The men of the moment, the men of the month who could be the hero of the Wits University on the 10th, Ryan Chapman will be taking on the wounded Golden Arrows that were eliminated on the Telkom knockout by Orlando Pirates. Surely if Arrows defence did not fix the silly mistakes at the back, well, Chapman will chew them alive.



Story by Luvo Mlobeli/ Leave your comments for me below the comment box or email them to sportxtra@goxtranews.com

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