Absa Premiership

Ngcongca reveals 'Downs wanted him more

2016-09-21 14:15
Anele Ngcongca (Gallo)

Johannesburg - New Mamelodi Sundowns defender Anele Ngcongca revealed that he opted to join the Brazilians because they wanted him more than his other suitors.

Ngcongca joined Sundowns during the recent transfer window after parting ways with Racing Genk in Belgium.

The 29-year-old also admitted that he was attracted by the prospect of working with former Bafana Bafana mentor Pitso Mosimane.

"I chose Sundowns because they were more serious than the other teams I was talking to," Ngcongca told Soccer Laduma.

"Also Pitso Mosimane played a big role. I had worked with Pitso at Bafana Bafana, so I know his philosophy and I enjoyed myself when he was the national team coach.

"He gives freedom to his players and he gets the best out of you, but you have to understand him. Last year, before I joined Troyes in France on loan from Genk, I called him to tell him about my situation.

"He said to me, 'You can go if you are happy. But if you are not happy, there's a team called Sundowns that could be your home.' Those words touched me, because Pitso is like a father-figure to most of his players and he looks after them well."

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