Sunday, March 3, 2024

S/African analyst advises Ngele to move to Chiefs

Renowned South African football analyst and journalist Tiyani Mabasa says Botswana international Mogakolodi Ngele’s form could be reignited if he joins Soweto giants, Kaizer Chiefs.

Since joining ABSA Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns, the lanky midfielder has blown hot and cold playing for three different clubs in his loan spells at Bidvest Wits and lately with Supersport United last season.

“Ngele is low on confidence at the moment and a move to Chiefs will wake him up definitely. I think he could fit in terms of Chiefs style of play and they need attacking players like Ngele,”  Mabasa told The Telegraph in an interview.

Reports from South African media indicate that Benni McCarthy led Cape Town City and Kaizer Chiefs are considering the services of Ngele. However, Mabasa rubbished the reports saying that nothing has been finalised yet as Ngele is still under Sundowns’ radar. “There is nothing really happening for him at the moment as nothing is yet to be said by Chiefs and City,” said Mabasa.

While plying his trade for Wits on loan in the 2016/17 season, Ngele emerged ABSA Premiership league champion with the club finishing the campaign netting six goals and four assists having played 23 matches in all competitions of the season.

With Ngele remaining a Sundowns player next season after his spell on loan with Supersport United came to end at the end of the season, it remains a challenge for the player to make strides in the league for another coming season. After struggling to play for Sundowns in the first half of the season, Ngele was loaned to Supersport United where he enjoyed game time under the tutelage of former gaffer Eric Tinkler and Kaitano Tembo. Since moving to town rivals, Ngele featured in six of their games after having played just a single match as a substitute for Sundowns last season against Cape Town City in December.

However, chances are that one of the educated left footed players in the ABSA Premiership will not feature for Sundowns next season as he is unlikely to play ahead of Gaston Sirino, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Themba Zwane and recently signed Toni Silva. Ngele was quoted in the South African football magazine (kick off) this April saying “I have enjoyed myself at SuperSport, but I have struggled with a hamstring injury since I returned from the national team. I want to be part of a team where I can get a chance to play.”


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