Revealed: Sundowns’ Multi-Million Ngoma Offer That Was Rejected
Mamelodi Sundowns' Big Money Bid For Aubrey Ngoma Was Rejected
Mamelodi Sundowns didn’t give up on trying to sign Aubrey Ngoma until it was physically too late, but Cape Town City were driving a hard bargain for their star attacker.
Ngoma, who is currently nursing a knee injury, was the subject of three late bids from Masandawana after they failed to get him and Lebogang Manyama as a package deal, although City stood firm on their stance of not selling him.
John Comitis had already sold Manyama to Turkish side, Konyaspor, and he was adamant that he would be losing both players in the same window, stating that his wish was to see Ngoma make a full recovery in the Cape.
As reported in this week’s issue of Soccer Laduma Siya sources say that Sundowns’ final bid was around the R8 million mark, although it was swiftly rejected by City, as they made sure that the Brazilians wouldn’t be snatching up the 27-year-old before the window closed.
Ngoma is expected to be back playing at some point in the next few weeks, although it may only be towards the end of October before he is back out on the field again.
Sundowns, who signed Rivaldo Coetzee, George Lebese, Oupa Manyisa, Razak Brimah and Thokozani Sekotlong during the last window, may return for Ngoma in January.