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Wits Explain Ngcobo Signing

Wits have explained some of the reasoning why the club decided to bring in former Kaizer Chiefs striker, Sthembiso Ngcobo. The player was initially on loan to AmaZulu from Chiefs, but wasn't enjoying the most prolific spell in front of goal for Usuthu.

In addition, the 30-year-old hitman perhaps didn't hit the heights as a goalscorer for the Glamour Boys although a lack of regular game time may have contributed to this form. The Durban-born forward scored just five league goals in close to 50 appearances for the club.

In fact, the player's most prolific season came all the way back in 2008/09 when he banged in 10 goals for Free State Stars. Nonetheless, in the following five years or so he seems to have struggled to match this level of performance.

The Siya crew put in a call to Wits' Chiefs Executive Officer, José Ferreira, and asked what it was about Ngcobo's record that convinced the club he could perform well and get some goals for the Students.

He said, "When you say we've got quite a few strikers here, you're right. But when it comes to having a pure outright number nine, we probably don't have too many options apart from Benjani. Gavin Hunt is also a fan of Sthembiso and I still believe he can add value to this team. I mean he's only been at two clubs in recent years and that's Chiefs and AmaZulu. With Chiefs I felt when he featured he did well - there was a game time problem at Chiefs. With AmaZulu, clearly things didn't work out. But I have no doubt that Gavin will bring the best out of him."

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