Things haven’t quite worked out as planned for Siphelele Ntshangase at Kaizer Chiefs, with questions now being raised about his immediate future at the club.
Ntshangase has made just one Absa Premiership start for the Glamour Boys since his move from Baroka back in January, despite the fact that he arrived with a big reputation and big expectations from the Amakhosi faithful.
Now, having spent most of his time playing in the National First Division, it has been suggested that he is not quite ready to play for a big club like Chiefs. As reported in this week’s issue of Soccer Laduma, Siya sources have suggested that he could be given time on loan to get used to playing in the top-flight.
Speaking to the media this week about his lack of game-time of late, ‘Stash’ said, “He (Komphela) wants me to be a complete player – one who can defend and attack. I think one of the things that lack for me is defending.”
There has been no official word on Ntshangase’s future, but given the expense of bringing him on board, the club will be eager to get the best of him. Whether that means him going out on loan in order to prepare him better for the Amakhosi, or – if Komphela leaves – giving the new coach the chance to have a look at him before making a decision.
The crew contacted the club’s communications manager, Vina Maphosa, for comment on Ntshangase and his situation at Chiefs, however, received no response by the time of going to print.
Chiefs have stated that they will be undergoing a ‘complete overhaul’ during the upcoming off-season, and there are expected to be a number of changes made within the club before the 2018/19 campaign gets underway.