Absa Premiership

Ngobeni hints at Chiefs and 'Downs frustration

2016-11-21 19:19
Thela Ngobeni (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Free State Stars goalkeeper Thela Ngobeni has hinted at frustrations he may have faced earlier in his career while in the colours of both Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns.

The 27-year-old spent three years at Naturena at the start of his career before spending another three seasons at Chloorkop.

However, during that six-year period he made just three league appearances for both clubs. The former South Africa U20 keeper has had a long wait but appears to have finally broken through with Ea Lla Koto.

In addition, the 2016/17 campaign marks the first time Ngobeni has reached double-digit figures when it comes to appearances in SA's top flight.

The Katlehong-born star's recent rise to prominence was further highlighted when he was named Man of the Match during Stars' 1-0 loss to Orlando Pirates on Saturday.

After the encounter, the player hinted at some of the frustrations he has faced to get where he is today.

He told reporters: "I've been waiting for an opportunity my entire career so I'm grateful and motivated by the chance (to be the starter for the Bethlehem-based club)."

Read more on:    mamelodi sundowns  |  kaizer chiefs  |  psl  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Tuesday, 20 August 2019
AmaZulu v Orlando Pirates, King Zwelithini Stadium 19:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City, Lucas Moripe Stadium 19:30
Saturday, 24 August 2019
Golden Arrows v Chippa United, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:00
Black Leopards v Highlands Park, Thohoyandou Stadium 15:00
Kaizer Chiefs v SuperSport United, FNB Stadium 18:00
Sunday, 25 August 2019
Stellenbosch v Maritzburg United, Athlone Stadium 15:00
Baroka FC v Bloemfontein Celtic, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

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

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

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.