Ngobeni hopes to inspire future stars


Sifiso Ngobeni wants to be an “inspiration” to young upcoming footballers.

The 24-year-old left-back is hopeful that his move to Mamelodi Sundowns will inspire and encourage those who have dreams and aspirations to play amongst the best in the football industry.

Ngobeni penned a five-year deal with Sundowns in July from Bloemfontein Celtic and has been with the DStv Premiership champions preparing for the new season.

Donning the Sundowns jersey, a team from his hometown of Mamelodi is a dream come true for Ngobeni.

“Being a Mamelodi boy it’s an honour for me to play for a team like Sundowns, the team that I grew up supporting, a team that made me fall in love with football,” said the talented defender.

“[Mamelodi Sundowns] is a big team, it’s also a way of showing boys from Mamelodi that anything is possible in life if you are disciplined, focused and believe in your dream, then you can achieve anything.

“This is a way of showing boys from Mamelodi to not give up on their dreams but [rather] to believe and follow their dreams.”

Speaking on how the team has helped him to settle in, Ngobeni said: “The players have really welcomed me with open arms, and that on its own makes things easy. The coaches and players have really made me feel at home so that I can settle in quickly and be effective in the team.”

The Tshwane giants will play their first opening match of the new season against Kaizer Chiefs in the MTN8 Cup quarter-finals on Saturday, 14 August.

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By FARPost Reporter