Saturday, June 22, 2024

Ngele PSL career reaching twilight

Botswana’s most decorated export to the South Africa Premier Soccer League (PSL) Mogakolodi Ngele is still a free agent following a failed move to Soweto giants Swallows FC.

The nomadic Ngele’s anticipated move to the Soweto side was aborted a week ago after the lanky attacking midfielder’s month-long training spell with the club. With the transfer window closing at midnight on the 31st August 2021, Ngele is running against time to find a new club.

In his career plying his trade in the South African elite league, Ngele made appearances for several clubs in the likes of Platinum Stars, Mamelodi Sundowns, Bidvest Wits, Supersport United, Black Leopards and Marumo Gallants.

Throughout his journey, the 30-year-old attacker is a three-time league winner gunning down two accolades with Sundowns and once with now defunct Bidvest Wits.

Amongst his accolades, Ngele boasts of other cup titles of the Telkom Knockout challenge with Platinum Stars and the latest being the Nedbank cup won early this year with Marumo Gallants. While regarded as one of the highly rated talent in the league, Ngele’s major distress has been recurring injuries that kept him away in most instances.

Since relocating to South Africa, Ngele made most appearances playing for Platinum Stars in the 2012/13 season with 25 appearances followed with 21 apiece appearances in the 2013/14 and 2014/15 season. His move to Sundowns in the 2015/16 witnessed a decline in his playing time and made 10 appearances during the season.

In the 2016/17 season, Ngele moved on loan to Bidvest Wits and made 18 appearances and returned to Sundowns the following season and made just a single appearance before moving on to Supersport United in the second half of the season making eight appearances for the side. In the past three years, Ngele made 20 appearances for both Black Leopards and Marumo Gallants.


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