Mamelodi Sundowns' Mogakolodi Ngele will still feel like a wanted man following Botswana call-up


Though there are a number of players knocking on the door for a place in the Zebras squad, Ngele has remained a key figure for coach David Bright who keeps including him in the team. It’s exactly what Ngele needs to remain confident and wanted, as he is currently training away from the first team at Sundowns.

Should he get an opportunity to play, Ngele will get the exposure he needs to help secure a move to another club when the January transfer window opens.

In an interview with The Patriot on Sunday, Matshediso Kowa, a development coach in Botswana, lashed out at Sundowns for the way Ngele is being treated. People in Botswana feel Ngele should be playing week in and out, but that’s not the case at the moment.

“It hurts me in the extreme. Mosimane is seemingly a jealous person; he doesn’t want his players to beat him. At first he brought him from Platinum Stars and froze him out of action. Then he was loaned to Wits and they refused to sell him for R8m when the club wanted him. Last season he was at SuperSport and was brought back and is once more frozen out of action. The saddest part is to hear claims that he is not used because he is lazy. If he is lazy then why doesn’t the club release him?”

Botswana, meanwhile, are currently bottom of Group I in African Nations Cup qualifying following defeats to Mauritania and Angola.