Cape Town - Ernst Middendorp has issued a hands-off
warning to Mamelodi Sundowns over Siyabonga Ngezana after the defender
was linked with the Chloorkop outfit.
Ngezana has been impressive when called upon at the heart of the
Amakhosi defence this season and is one of the club's prized academy
assets, having come through the ranks with the likes of Happy Mashiane,
Nkosingiphile Ngcobo and Njabulo Blom.
"Siyabonga Ngezana, I’m very happy with him," Middendorp told Goal.
"We found him in a way in a lot of fouls and a lot of whatever, then
he was in Egypt being a crucial part of qualifications for the Olympics
"He played in Port Elizabeth, he played in other games, played fantastically and his big advantage is his age is on his side.
"I think at a certain time it is very, very crucial now. We have
other players like Happy Mashiane bringing into the setup, Nkosingiphile
Ngcobo and Njabulo Blom not only training but also involved with the
"There’s no way Ngezana is not in our plan, he’s very clearly part of the plans at Kaizer Chiefs and for the future."
Ngezana has made six Absa Premiership appearances this season and scored once in the process.
- TeamTalk Media