Absa Premiership

Ntshangase deserves call up

2015-03-18 14:05
Siphelele Ntshangase (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Black Leopards coach Zeca Marques says he is not surprised Siphelele Ntshangase has been included in Shakes Mashaba's Bafana Bafana squad.

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Marques came out in defence of the Lidoda Duvha striker due to reactions of confusion to the inclusion of a player from the National First Division (NFD) in the national team squad.

South Africa have traditionally struggled up front and critics remain unconvinced that an unproven entity from the country's second tier will be the answer to that problem.

However, Marques is confident of Ntshangase's ability and says the call-up comes as no surprise to anyone who has seen him play.

“Obviously it's a surprise because he is from the NFD,” Marques told KickOff.

“In terms of his quality it is no surprise. He has got all the qualities. He is a hard-working player and has lots of talent.

“He has a good character, good work-ethic, great vision and is a great passer of the ball. He is an all-round player.”

His Bafana squad inclusion for the friendlies against NIgeria and Swaziland is not the only notice the striker has been receiving of late.

Ntshangase's performances in the NFD have attracted the attention of Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns, who have both been reportedly interested in signing his services.

The 21-year-old is second in the NFD scoring charts this season with 10 goals thus far.

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