Friday Jul 13, 2018. 14:00
South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions Mamelodi Sundowns are set to loan out Botswana international Mogakolodi Ngele again.
The 27-year-old forward made only one Absa Premiership appearance for the Brazilians in the first round of the 2017/18 campaign, before leaving the club midway through the season.
Sundowns’ PSL rivals SuperSport United snap up Ngele on a short-term loan deal and the former Uniao Flamengo Santos attacker scored once in eight league Absa Premiership matches.
Pitso Mosimane, the Sundowns head coach, has explained that Ngele won’t be staying with the club ahead of the 2018/19 season as he is struggling to fit in at the Tshwane giants.
“He is struggling to fit in,” Mosimane told reporters.
“We have to do what we have to do, and I think we will probably have to give him a chance to play somewhere (else),” he admitted.
“But he must want to play also, he must fight … we can help him but he must also help himself,” he continued.
However, the South African tactician did not ruled out a future for Ngele at the club as he suggested that if he works hard, he could find his way back into Sundowns’ first team.
“It goes both ways, he must show he wants to play, everybody has to improve,” he added.
“He is up against very good players on the wings, he is up against Gaston Sirino, Themba Zwane, Toni Silva, and as a No 10 he is up against the likes of Sibusiso Vilakazi,” the tactician explained.
“We must also understand that it was a little bit difficult for him because Khama Billiat was there, Percy Tau was there, so it was not easy to find those places when those two guys were there and we have to be honest,” he concluded.