Ngobeni's injury puts paid to his season

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The player tells KickOff.com he will take no further part in this season after recent surgery, he revealed that his toe injury will take longer than earlier anticipated to heal.

No sooner had Ngobeni recovered from a leg injury he then broke his toe in a League match just prior the Christmas recess.

“Recent surgery ascertained that the injury will only heal later this year after the end of the current season. The broken toe is still painful and giving me problems,” says the 21-year-old Johannesburg-born player.

“I am naturally disappointed that I will take no further part in the team’s campaign and at this stage there is nothing much I can do except to hope for the best.”

The succession of injuries is one of the factors that cost the anchorman a place in Carlos Alberto Parreira’s Africa Nations Cup team.

The diminutive player nonetheless refuses to throw in the towel saying he is hopeful that he would at least play the last few games of the season and steer the Urban Warriors’ to a maiden Premiership crown.

Meanwhile, the Ajax linkman is confident that the log leaders can go all the way and win the League title despite his absence.

“Ajax have an excellent chance of achieving that feat if they maintain consistency, like we did in the first half of the season. I have loads of belief in my teammates,” he adds.