Absa Premiership

Johnson hails Ntuli improvement

2015-11-12 15:18
Bongi Ntuli (Supplied)

Cape Town - Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson believes Bongi Ntuli is getting better by the game and has not ruled out permanently acquiring the striker at the end of the season.

The former Golden Arrows ace is on loan from Mamelodi Sundowns, having join the Chloorkop-based side at the start of last season on a three-year deal.

Since joining Dikwena, Ntuli has scored three league goals in eight matches to help propel the Phokeng-based club into the Premiership's top four.

"Bongi Ntuli is not worried about getting into the Bafana team or anything like that, but what he needs to do is to settle down and he needs to find a home and that will make him even the better player," Johnson said.

"I think he needs to settle down. In the last two or three seasons, he has gone on loan here and there, but he needs to settle down.

"Us trying to keep him permanently, that will depend on the finances of the club and those are always possibilities."

Johnson says Ntuli's limited opportunities with the Brazilians was probably down to coach Pitso Mosimane preferring other options at the club.

"I don't think it is about what Sundowns don't see in him, I just think Sundowns have a pool of players and one that are better at the time, are the one who are getting the opportunity," he added.

"So unfortunately he hasn't had that opportunity and with us, he always has that ability to have that opportunity, so it is about us giving him that.

"But I think Pitso's got good crop of better players and I think it is why he has been loan out on several occasions."

Stars visit Polokwane City in their next game after the international break.

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