Bonginkosi Ntuli’s move away from Mamelodi Sundowns has been commended, following the player’s lack of game-time at the Chloorkop outfit.
Sundowns completed the signing striker Emiliano Tade from AmaZulu last week, Ntuli also formed part of the deal as his stint with the Durban-based outfit became permanent.
The striker, who has previously also turned out for Golden Arrows and Platinum Stars in his PSL career, had been on loan at Usuthu this season.
Ntuli has been on Downs’ books since 2014 after he was signed for Pitso Mosimane's team from Abafana Bes’thende. However, the forward never really got enough chance to showcase his talent under the former Bafana Bafana coach during the four years on the club's books.
Speaking to the Siya crew, former Sundowns defender James Mayinga commended the Pietermaritzburg-born player’s permanent move to AmaZulu.
“I think Ntuli will be able to concentrate more on his football now that he has a permanent home with AmaZulu than not knowing at the end of each season what the future is like for him. Whenever he performed well (at the clubs he was loaned to), he would go back (to Sundowns) only to be deemed surplus to requirements. I think it’s a good move for him but it’smunfortunate that AmaZulu have lost the qualities of Tade, who formed a deadly partnership with Ntuli,” said Mayinga.