Jampies willing to put extra shift for SekhukhuneThomas Kwenaite
By Mandla Dladla
Cheslyn Jampies hopes to cement his position and his stay at PSL rookies Sekhukhune United after joining Ba Bina Noko a few months ago and he is aware that it will take much more than hard work to command a regular position in the team.
The much travelled left-back caught the attention of the South African public when he made more than 70 appearances for Cape Town Santos in a four year period he spent at Athlone, a performance that caught the attention of most clubs across the country.
Left footed players are like diamonds, hard to come by and Jampies is one of those players who offers you plenty of options both as a defender and attacker due to his ability to go up and down the wing, assisting both defence and when the club is in an attacking transition.
He seems to have settled down quick enough at Sekhukhune after parting ways with Baroka at the start of the current season.
“We are working extremely hard at Sekhukhune United FC and my stay has so far been great,” said Jampies. “I am blessed to have a bunch of understanding individuals at the club who are supportive at all times and understand the beautiful game of football.”
Cheslyn Jumpies has been around the block and has played for several of the country’s top clubs, including Bloemfontein Celtic, Jomo Cosmos, Richards Bay United and Uthongathi FC.
He comes from deeply a loving and caring family that carried him through good and difficult times, largely due to prayer. It is through God’s grace that he has not had any serious injury and he’s grateful for that.
“Everybody has their own beliefs and me having the little experience that I have and being able to travel across the country with different teams has been amazing.
“We all believe in harmony in this team. That makes traveling a bit easier and at Sekhukhune we are blessed with the best physical trainers and technical staff who help us with taking care of our bodies, and some individual work also helps to keep the body for throughout the season.
“My mother has taught me to respect fellow human beings and to be humble.
“I am a guy that love to interact with people and on my social media platforms I enjoy engaging with people who love the way I play and support my career because without them we are as good as nothing.
“Some players can deal with the fame that comes with being a footballer and others can’t due to hanging with the wrong crowd but it’s always up to the individual at the end of the day.”
Jampies would one day like to give back the little that he has learnt throughout his career from different coaches.
He plans of going into coaching after he is done with his career and if that doesn’t work then he is ready to get back and run his father’s business.