Absa Premiership

Leopards slam Ntshangase's 'agent'

2015-07-08 16:00
Siphelele Ntshangase (Gallo Images)

Thohoyandou - With recent speculation linking Black Leopards midfielder Siphelele Ntshangase with a possible move to Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Mamelodi Sundowns, Lidoda Duvha spokesperson Tshifhiwa Thidiela has made it clear that the player will not be leaving the club.

Ntshangase’s form in the NFD last season has caught the attention of the PSL's "Big 3" but Thidiela confirmed that Leopards intend to keep the recently capped Bafana Bafana player as they aim to contest for the promotion.

Thidiela said the club is now fed up with the speculations being spread around by Mandla Mthembu who is pretending to be the player’s agent and the club spokesperson.

Duvha also revealed that both the player and the club do not even know who Mthembu is despite him being quoted by the national newspapers as a representative of the 22-year-old player.

Thidiela said that he is urging the PSL to take legal actions against the self-proclaimed agent as he is unsettling the club and the player over the matter.

“We are now fed up and bothered as a club by the speculation regarding our player," said Thidiela.

“We have decided to keep quiet about those rumours now because we know that Siphelele (Ntshangase) is a Black Leopards player. Mr Mandla Mthembu is just going around acting like he is a Black Leopards spokesperson or the player’s agent but we don’t even know who he is.

“Even the PSL rules don’t allow what he is doing because we all know that if a team wants a certain player they go straight to his club.

“Ntshangase will be rumoured to be going to Pirates this week, next week is Chiefs and the following week it’s Sundowns, and this man (Mthembu) is the behind those rumours.

“This man is disrespecting us as a team by all false speculations he is spreading. He even lied to the media claiming to be his (Ntshangase) agent, stating that the player wants to wear jersey number 10 at Chiefs.

“Yes he wears number 10 at Leopards but he never wanted it at first, he wanted number 8 but the chairman Mr David Thidiela gave him number 10.

“Now we are appealing to the PSL to take legal actions against Mthembu. And again I can confirm that Ntshangase has signed a three year contract with Leopards, so he is still our player.”

Read more on:    black leopards  |  psl  |  siphelele ntshangase  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Friday, 15 December 2017
Cape Town City FC v AmaZulu FC, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 17 December 2017
Baroka FC v SuperSport United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.