The much traveled Lebese who made a big impact while on the books of Kaizer Chiefs did not impress Aces new coach Kenny Ndlazi while he was on trail training with the team.
“Thabang did not deliver what I expected from him at the time when I was having a look at him at training. He is no longer Thabang that he used to be. He was struggling with pace and he could not fit in the playing system here that is why we did not sign him,” Ndlazi explains.
“I have the experience of coaching in this first division so I need players who can respond well to my instructions not just the reputation. I know Thabang very well he is close to me and I was eager to help him but I have to be fair and professional in my job if I feel you are not good enough to play in my team there is no point for me to do you a favour, I only consider players that I feel they are of good quality and ready to play,” the coach reasons.
Meanwhile Ndlazi is excited that he won 1-0 against his ex team Ga-Rankuwa United in the inaugural Nedbank challenge however he is not carried away with the victory.
“I am happy that we beat Ga-Rankuwa in the cup but our main priority is to win the promotion and compete in the PSL next seasons,” he insists.