Baroka FC head coach Matsemela Thoka believes that Siphelele Ntshangase needs to have a strong mentality to get through this tough period.
Ntshangase was released from his contract with immediate effect by Kaizer Chiefs last Friday. The 27-year-old midfielder’s contract was set to expire at the end of the 2020/21 season.
The Pongola-born footballer spent four months at Baroka before his much publicized move to Chiefs in January 2018 and went on to play a total number of 54 games in all competitions for the Soweto giants.
In an interview with FARPost, when the Bakgaga mentor was asked if he would like to have Ntshangase back in the Limpopo-based outfit squad, he said: “This time I don’t think the team needs a new player with eleven games remaining, sometimes it is just to confuse the team. At the moment, I don’t think we have a position for him at the club.
“Ntshangase played for Baroka before going to Chiefs and we know him very well, and what he’s capable of.”
Thoka also reckons that the reason for Ntshangase’s lack of game time at the Glamour Boys might be that he did not put much effort to impress the coaches he has worked under.
“If things didn’t go well from his side, he needs to take it positively and move on as that is the nature of football,” he told this publication.
“I think he’s a good player and very clever. It’s just that he needs to work more on his football career. Some players just go to Chiefs and relax which end up affecting their performance.”
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By Mauwane Raophala