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Ngcongca: It Was Painful To Watch Wits Lift The Title

Anele Ngcongca: It Was Painful To Watch Bidvest Wits Lift The Title

By Soccer Laduma - Jun 28, 2017 06:27 PM

Anele Ngcongca admits that it was painful for Mamelodi Sundowns to watch Bidvest Wits lift the 2016/17 Absa Premiership title but thinks that his side didn’t deserve to win the league as they dropped unnecessary points.

Sundowns narrowly missed out on clinching the league title in the 2016/17 season, as they fell just three points short of champions Wits.

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However, looking back, Ngcongca believes that dropping points to the likes of Platinum Stars, Baroka FC and Maritzburg United killed Masandawana’s chances in the race for the league title and as Sundowns prepare for the 2017/18 campaign, the 29-year-old believes that his side will change their attitude when facing the same challenges next season.

“Yes, it was painful. We shot ourselves in the foot and we can’t blame anyone. We gave it away; we had so many chances. I’m not talking about the match against Cape Town City which we lost,” Ngcongca revealed in an exclusive interview with Soccer Laduma.

“Look at the match we lost against Bidvest Wits! We were supposed to get at least a point and that point was going to put pressure on them. They went to Free State Stars and lost, while we drew against Baroka FC on the same day at home. When you are chasing the title and then give away three matches at home, then you don’t deserve it. Platinum Stars, Baroka and Maritzburg United... those are the matches that killed our chances.

“We conceded two goals against Platinum Stars, two goals against Baroka and two goals against Maritzburg. Do we then deserve to win the league? No, let’s be honest. Well done to Wits because they showed character. We will go back to the drawing (board)” he added. 

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To read the full interview with Ngcongca, check out this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, issue number 1029.  


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ndleleni_89 Joined: 27 Nov 2013
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ndleleni_89 Jun 29, 2017 11:10 AM
YAR NEH I KNOW YOU GUYS ARE USED TO WINNING BUT JUST TRY & COMPARE WHAT YOU FELT WHEN THEY LIFTED THE TROPHY & HOW THEY FELT WHEN YOU LIFTED THE BIG FISHES I TALKING ABOUT CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE & SUPER CUP.KBY MASANDAWANA.
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musa rhambu Jun 29, 2017 10:34 AM
I've forgotten about this cow now,just overrated nje
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Khosi63 Jun 29, 2017 10:19 AM
but the captain said you let it go because you didn't want to be "greedy", which one is it kanti?
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ThatoMaphanga Jun 29, 2017 10:04 AM
you shouldnt have come back to SA. im giving you two seasons you will disapear like Vilakazi
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Matayitayi Jun 29, 2017 08:19 AM
You Anele must improve next season
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magents02 Jun 29, 2017 08:01 AM
You guys you played well under difficult and hectic schedule. We win some we loose some hopefully next time we will do it.. ola the sky ola.
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fisto vs starless trophyless donkeys Jun 29, 2017 06:50 AM
Pull up your socks wena cow or else.....
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the-champion Jun 29, 2017 12:00 AM
But we won the champions league n the winners cup........bravo
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Mr_Down Joined: 26 Oct 2016
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Mr_Down Jun 28, 2017 08:10 PM
Thats all on the past and we dont care anymore. We looking ahead to the new season and we know the address akere
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mlingo s Joined: 30 Oct 2015
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mlingo s Jun 28, 2017 07:45 PM
U right it was painful yes dawana yes
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Masimbenja(Cowditor) Jun 28, 2017 07:44 PM
@indidane is Percy Tau the goalkeeper, defende, midfielder and striker in Msunudowns? Ungazodlala ngo Tau what about Somahoro own goal?
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Masimbenja(Cowditor) Jun 28, 2017 07:41 PM
Mxm trophyless cows.
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Mabotsa_Shabza_Khosi Jun 28, 2017 07:30 PM
You came with a bad luck ,no wonder why it's painful for you to see Wits lifting a trophy
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Bora WeDawana kby Jun 28, 2017 07:17 PM
also this is jealous my cow you suppose to congratulate Wits and not talk about painful. They fought hard for their title
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indidane Jun 28, 2017 07:16 PM
@Tom Po KeCanon, Exactly ... Percy Tau costed Downs Big time
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Tom Po KeCanon Jun 28, 2017 07:03 PM
I attribute the failure to defend the championship to the road and pitch speedster who missed 60 clear chances, he had an opportunity to score at least 40 goals.
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Bora WeDawana kby Jun 28, 2017 06:49 PM
that drawing board you are talking about is the one that costed our team to lift the league. you too you are a reason why we didn't lift the league. You must accept baba you playing style do not fit Downs style. You are playing the old Bafana Bafana boring style of football
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MrMncubeSir Jun 28, 2017 06:33 PM
Useless old cow

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