Absa Premiership

Baroka explain how Ntshangase deal was done

2017-08-24 21:39
Siphelele Ntshangase (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Baroka boss Khurishi Mphahlele revealed that his good relationship with Black Leopards owner, David Thidiela, played a big role in the signing of Siphelele Ntshangase.

The midfielder joined Bakgaga on a two-year contract after spending the majority of his career with Lidoda Duvha in the National First Division. The 24-year-old, who was reportedly a target of the likes of Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, is rated as one of South Africa's hottest prospects.

Nonetheless, Mphahlele hinted that his friendship with Thidiela was a factor in securing the Bafana Bafana international's signature. He told the Sowetan, "I've known him (Thidiela) even before starting my own club. I remember in 2006 I went to Venda to watch Leopards play Moroka Swallows.

"We started talking a long time ago (about Ntshangase). We were quietly speaking to the chairman of Leopards and on Monday, after I met him at the PSL (offices), we finalised it. We had travelled together from Limpopo for our board meeting.

"I always talk to Thidiela about football and just life in general and it's very important to have a good relationship with other clubs. He's our father in the (Limpopo) province in terms of football. He wants to make a contribution to football in the province and he made a big contribution by giving us the boy."

Baroka next face Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium after the international break on September 12 where they will be aiming to pick up their first win of the season.

Kick off is at 19:30.

Read more on:    baroka  |  psl  |  siphelele ntshangase  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Tuesday, 24 April 2018
Ajax Cape Town v Baroka FC, Athlone Stadium 19:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Chippa United, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Golden Arrows v Kaizer Chiefs, Princess Magogo Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Maritzburg United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
SuperSport United v Free State Stars, Lucas Moripe Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v Cape Town City FC, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Wits, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Platinum Stars v AmaZulu FC, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 19:30
Saturday, 28 April 2018
Wits v AmaZulu FC, Bidvest Stadium 15:00
Cape Town City FC v Orlando Pirates, Cape Town Stadium 15:00
Kaizer Chiefs v Maritzburg United, FNB Stadium 15:00
Free State Stars v Polokwane City, Goble Park 15:00
Mamelodi Sundowns v Ajax Cape Town, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:00
Baroka FC v Bloemfontein Celtic, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Golden Arrows v Platinum Stars, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:00
Chippa United v SuperSport United, Sisa Dukashe Stadium 15:00
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...


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.