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
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
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
"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.