Black Leopards midfielder Mogakolodi Ngele has opened-up about his lack of game time, 6 months after signing with the club.
The Botswana international has struggled for game time during both former coach Lionel Soccoia’s tenure as well as under current coach Luc Eymael.
The 29-year-old has made just 2 substitute appearances in the first round of the season, against Polokwane City and AmaZulu.
Speaking to FARPost.co.za on Wednesday at the Leopards training grounds in Polokwane, Ngele said he’s been fighting hard at training to get a chance to play.
“Eish I don’t know, but I’ve been injury-free this season. I only got an injury two days before the match against Chiefs but after a week I was fine, so I’ve been training well with the team. I am always working hard everyday and remain positive even when I am not playing, I encourage other players who are playing so I’m waiting for my turn,” said Ngele.
The former Mamelodi Sundowns and Platinum player says he has not spoke to coach Eymael about his lack of game time.
“No, we have not spoken about it, but I think the guys who are playing now have been consistent even though in some of the games we didn’t do well but I’ve been positive about everything. I am happy here because I have been given an opportunity to showcase my talent.”
Prior to joining Lidoda Duvha in July, Ngele had not played any competitive match during the 2018/19 season.
He was loaned to SuperSport United by Mamelodi Sundowns in the 2017/18 season but struggled to get game time upon his return to Chloorkop.
By Ofhani Munyai