Ngobeni's return boosts Ajax's hopes

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Urban Warriors’ assistant coach Wilfred Mugeyi tells KickOff.com that the diminutive player is back in contention and available for selection in Ajax’s upcoming league and Confederations Cup fixtures.

Nazeer Allie has also recovered from injury and is available for selection.

This rules out earlier fears that Ngobeni would take no further part in the 2007/08 season following a succession of injuries that came to a head with a botched-up surgery to repair his injured toe.

Mugeyi concedes that with the second-placed Cape Town outfit hitting a bad patch in recent weeks, the recovery of the Bafana Bafana midfielder comes as a relief and will enhance their aspirations.

“The good news is that everyone is now available for selection, Clifford and Nazeer have fully recovered and will be available for the next game,” says Craig Rosslee’s assistant.

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 that bombed out early out of the African Nations Cup in Ghana, than he broke his toe.

Mugeyi adds that Ngobeni’s availability enhances their chances of lifting the league, saying the players were still determined to win what would be the club’s first league title.

“We still very positive about winning the league and the spirit is still high. Of course, there are still some tough games to come, so no one can say we are certain to win the title. However, we will fight till the end.”