Josta Dladla

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Josta Dladla
Personal information
Full name Josta Shimane Dladla
Date of birth (1979-07-13) 13 July 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Soweto, South Africa
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right-winger,
Striker
Club information
Current team
Kaizer Chiefs
Number 9
Youth career
Birch Acres
1999–2001 Wits University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Wits University 80 (17)
2002–2004 AGF 62 (9)
2004–2009 Mamelodi Sundowns 99 (13)
2009– Kaizer Chiefs 102 (9)
National team
2002–2006 South Africa 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 January 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:26, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

Josta Dladla (born 13 July 1979, Soweto, Gauteng) is a South African football (soccer) midfielder for Premier Soccer League club Kaizer Chiefs and South Africa.

Kaizer Chiefs[edit]

He played his debut on 7 February 2009 in a 2-1 loss over Moroka Swallows. He scored his first goal on 29 November 2011 in a 3-0 win over Bidvest Wits from a solo run from the centre into the box in the 90th minute.[citation needed]

Style of play[edit]

Stuart Baxter said the following in a Citypress interview comparing Dladla to Ryan Giggs. "We wouldn't extend his contract if we didn't think he would become the Ryan Giggs of Chiefs, Josta can play wide, central, off the strikers and Josta shows that he has Giggs' resilience. He can be a substitute, start the match and still be a team player.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Josta Dladla 'a Giggs in the making'". City Press. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 

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