Kaizer Chiefs’ 19-year-old playmaking prospect Nkosingiphile Ngcobo fully understands he might have to wait for his first-team breakthrough. Ngcobo has an opportunity — as has happened previously with other young prospects at the various clubs — of advancing his claim in the Chiefs squad with a good showing for SA at the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in February. Thabo Senong’s Amajita can qualify for the Fifa U-20 World Cup in Poland from May to June with a top-four finish during the youth Afcon in Niger that runs from February 2 to 17. For now‚ having been promoted from Chiefs’ Multichoice Diski Challenge (MDC) reserve team by new Amakhosi coach Ernst Middendorp‚ Ngcobo says he is concentrating on working hard for a first-team place. “I think the new coach has arrived and all the players are happy‚” the teen said. “It’s going to be important for me to continue working hard‚ and I’m sure my time will come. “It encourages me that I’m still young and I’m playing for a big team like Chie...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now