Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs youngster Nkosingiphile Ngcobo
insists he is in no rush to break into the first team, saying his focus is on
improving and working hard.
The South Africa Under-20 starlet's exploits at the U-20
Africa Cup of Nations in Niger earned him a spot in Africa's best U-20 XI,
prompting some Chiefs supporters to speculate over when he will be given a
chance to impress in Amakhosi's first team.
When asked about his first-team chances at Chiefs, the
19-year-old Ngcobo told TimesLIVE website: "My job is to continue working hard
and keep focused because I know my time [at Chiefs] will come.
"The coach [Ernst Middendorp] is always telling me to
focus and work hard and my time will come."
Commenting on his inclusion in the Africa's U-20 XI, Ngcobo
was keen to stress the important contributions of his national team-mates.
"It motivates me a lot, but I want to thank everyone
involved in my team because I didn't do it alone," he said.
"To be in Africa's best XI is because my teammates were
always supporting, and we worked as a team.
"As Amajita we had a great tournament in Niger and we
really wanted to qualify for the World Cup.
"So even in the World Cup we want to improve from what
we did in 2017. I do believe there will be vast improvement that everyone will
see in our team."