Ngobeni sees a glimmer of hope


The 20-year-old, who has been ruled out for the remainder of the season, says the pain in his injured toe had eased in recent days, which gives him hope that he could resume training soon

Ngobeni says regular medical checkups have enhanced his progress.

A botched-up operation after the player picked up a toe injury in a League match has cast Ngobeni onto the sidelines and the assessment by doctors is that the resultant injury needs several months to heal.

_quote“I can tell you that I am feeling very little pain and sometimes none at all. I am obviously excited at this development which I believe is a sign that the injury will heal sooner than anticipated,” says the Johannesburg-born midfield excitedly.

“As such, I hope to resume training soon. It would be great to start playing again and help Ajax in the team’s quest to win its first ever League championship. I’m hoping for the best.”

A succession of injuries has slowed down Ngobeni’s progress this season. No sooner had he recovered from a leg injury, which cost him selection to the Bafana Bafana squad recently, than he broke his toe in a League match.

Despite his disappointment of missing out on Ghana, the player, rated by, as one of the top 10 brightest stars of the future, is hopeful of reviving his international career.

“I will definitely work towards reviving my international career as soon as I regain fitness. My chances of winning a place in the team are high while the fact that age is on my side enhances my prospects.”