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THE BREAKDOWN: Will Billiat Be Ngoma’s New Manyama?

Can Aubrey Ngoma and Khama Billiat form a formidable partnership?

By Kyle Smith - Jun 25, 2017 07:29 PM @KyleLaduma

As Mamelodi Sundown’s interest for Aubrey Ngoma heats up, we analyse what the Cape Town City star has to offer for the club.

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It was reported in Soccer Laduma issue number 1028, that Pitso Mosimane could view the winger as a replacement for the recently departed Keagan Dolly, who left Sundowns in the January transfer window this year. So, the question remains, what would he add to Sundowns’ already potent attack and can he form a formidable partnership with the 2015/16 Player of the Season, Khama Billiat.

Ngoma would offer Sundowns another creative outlet, having led Cape Town City with 2.18 shot assists per 90, although this was lower than Billiat’s 2.62 shot assists per 90 (second in the PSL). He led the PSL with 11 assists and his 0.46 assists per 90 minutes ranked third. Between his goals and assists, Ngoma and Billiat were tied for the PSL lead with 15 goal contributions.

Furthermore, he’ll provide more width for the team, as he ranked joint-third in the PSL with 5.1 open play crosses per 90 (alongside Anthony Laffor and Thabo Rakhale). He also ranked fifth in the division, completing 34.4% of his crosses from open play (minimum 2.0 open play crosses per 90). 

However, as for Ngoma’s most notable and enviable attribute, he and Lebogang Manyama formed a strong partnership in the PSL this season, combining for 21 shots (with Ngoma assisting 11 Manyama shots and Manyama assisting 10 Ngoma shots) – the leading partnership in the team. Ngoma also provided the assist for five Manyama goals, with Manyama returning the favour once.

On the other hand, Khama Billiat was assisted on four occasions by Keagan Dolly in the title-winning campaign in 2015/16 and both of them managed a combined 16 goals and 20 assists through the course of an incredible campaign that also got the best out of Leonardo Castro, who scored 10 league goals and made four assists. Castro’s goals were assisted by Billiat on no fewer than nine occasions, with Dolly assisting the other. However, with Dolly out of the team in the second half of 2016/17, Castro failed to find the net even once, although he didn't see much action this season due to spells on the sidelines through injury.

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It is clear for all to see that Mamelodi Sundowns’ famed ‘CBD’ trio has fallen apart, with only Billiat maintaining his form from the 2015/16 campaign and Dolly no longer on the books at the club. However, Pitso Mosimane will be desperate to resurrect a winning partnership again and, considering Ngoma’s incredible relationship with Lebogang Manyama, it could be an exchange of one for the other and fans will be licking their lips in anticipation of the potential link up between Ngoma and Manyama.

 

Do you think Aubrey Ngoma can form a similar relationship with Khama Billiat as he did with Lebogang Manyama?


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RPK WHAT Joined: 05 Nov 2016
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RPK WHAT Jun 26, 2017 12:22 PM
I SMEL, BIG BIG SIGNINGS THIS COMING SEASON
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OMCC Jun 26, 2017 12:01 PM
Will Billiat Be Ngoma’s New Manyama? O RENG COWDITOR
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Nhlpato Jun 26, 2017 11:57 AM
Ok
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Vhivha Jun 26, 2017 10:26 AM
Nkatha heading to Downs to replace out of form Castro
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RPK WHAT Jun 26, 2017 10:22 AM
KAIZER CHIEFS RELEASED 6 PLAYERS IN 2014/15 SEASON,AND RELEASED AGAIN 20 PLAYERS IN 2015/16 SEASON,WE HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN ABOUT THIS NUMBER ONE CARRIER DESTROYERS CLUB,NO CLUB HAS NEVER DONE THIS IN THE WORLD,26 PLAYERS ARD STARVING IN THE BUSH
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Ta Star WeDawana Jun 26, 2017 09:27 AM
@NoelMoshia Griezman and James said they will join Man United if they make it to the Champions League. Ambitious players want to play in the Champions League not for a Beef or Beer.
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Ta Star WeDawana Jun 26, 2017 09:24 AM
@NoelMoshia That's true but the question is; Does he want to play in the Caf Champions League or he just want to compete for domestic cups?
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Lethabonolo Jun 26, 2017 09:23 AM
@NoelMoshia are u sure you know soccer if yes I doubt. Aubrey Ngoma was a Pirates player and he was from their development incase you don't know. And when u say it will be the end of his career what do u mean. When Dolly rejoined Sundowns you are 1 of those who said it was a career suicide move then we're is Dolly today. If your favourite team doesn't destroy players career what is happening to Buchanan,Sbu Khumalo,Moleko & what happened to Xulu,Maqhele? For your information he has a choice to say no to Sundowns. If Pirates want him they can buy him but not Chiefs we all know that.
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m3nga's Jun 26, 2017 09:20 AM
billiat, tau and ngoma will make a perfect combination..
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Ggolide Jun 26, 2017 09:19 AM
Fresh news cowditor
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Khosi_Da_Man Jun 26, 2017 09:07 AM
Perhaps d cowdita has 4go10 dat des a nu coach at City namely, Benni McCarthy who on his 1st pro czn myt want 2 hv a well assembled team.
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STOANICIOUS Jun 26, 2017 09:01 AM
I see a well built combination. with Tau
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RPK WHAT Jun 26, 2017 08:47 AM
@Dr-barnes THATS A DEADLY COMBINATION MR BARNES,THANK YOU
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mlingo s Jun 26, 2017 08:47 AM
He must come to downs
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M Abbey Moropa Jun 26, 2017 08:44 AM
I will be happy to see Ngoma and Manyama don downs jersy. forward we go downs, ka bo yellow.
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RPK WHAT Jun 26, 2017 08:41 AM
NGOMA LEFT ORLANDO PIRATES TO JOIN ACES,NOW HE MUST JOIN DOWNS AND PLAY BEDT FOOTBALL OF HIS CARRIER
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Vhivha Jun 26, 2017 08:16 AM
Cowditor, you suggest Downs to buyout the entire CTC team. Ngoma turned down Pitso million rands bribe and he reported this to his Chairman. Which Ngoma are you talking about here?
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Gadla NXastagie 02 Jun 26, 2017 07:38 AM
Also Downs interested in K.Nkatha.the technical team was impressed by the weekend performance of that player
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NoelMoshia Jun 26, 2017 07:33 AM
it will be end of Aubrey Ngoma's career at sundowns,he must choose a team that seek his potential move,not mamelodi sundowns.if he is hungry to play football he must join teams like orlando pirates/kaizer chiefs.
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Ta Star WeDawana Jun 26, 2017 07:09 AM
Ngoma, Manyama, Lebese, Rivaldo, Xulu, Dikgacoi and Brockie to Sundowns.

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