Absa Premiership

Middendorp shows confidence in Ngezana

2019-11-29 11:45
Siyabonga Ngezana
Siyabonga Ngezana (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs head coach Ernst Middendorp says he always has confidence in young defender Siyabonga Ngezana to step into the team.

The 22-year-old Ngezana was missed by Amakhosi for the last few weeks as he was with the South Africa U23 side that qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by coming third at the U23 African Cup of Nations.

Ngezana arrived back at the Soweto giants and went straight into the starting line-up against Stellenbosch FC with Eric Mathoho still serving a suspension and promptly scored the opener in a 4-0 victory.

Middendorp said it was a pity that Ngezana was not available for the Telkom Knockout defeat against Maritzburg United on Sunday.

The Kaizer Chiefs mentor said: "Siyabonga Ngezana, we released him over the week, I would have loved to have him available on Sunday.

"I know there is an element of winning mentality that we get from Eric Mathoho and the only replacement that we have in this moment is Siyabonga Ngezana.

"He came back, trained twice and for me it was not a question at all to bring him in and I think it was a very qualified performance.

"This is something that I am not too worried about, we have now 10 days, who can make it, we are dealing with around 30 players but we will find the combinations."

Absa Premiership log leaders Chiefs are next in action on December 7 when they take on Bloemfontein Celtic.

- TeamTalk Media


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Tuesday, 17 December 2019
Wits v Mamelodi Sundowns, Moses Mabhida Stadium 19:30
Friday, 20 December 2019
Wits v Cape Town City, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 21 December 2019
Highlands Park v Golden Arrows, Makhulong Stadium 15:30
Orlando Pirates v Black Leopards, Orlando Stadium 15:30
Baroka FC v Stellenbosch, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Polokwane City, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 18:00
Chippa United v SuperSport United, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:15
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

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.