Mzwakhe Ngwenya
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5 Jun 2014
11:00 am

Ngele is ready for greener pastures

Mzwakhe Ngwenya

Platinum Stars' Mogakolodi Ngele is the flavour of the month.

FILE PICTURE: Mogakolodi Ngele. Picture: Gallo Images

The Botswana international midfielder is on the wanted list of SuperSport United, Bidvest Wits and Orlando Pirates.

Ngele set the PSL scene alight last season with some crisp displays for Dikwena, which saw them annex the MTN8 and Telkom Knockout trophies.

In both cup victories, Ngele was impressive, and it is hardly surprising that he appears on so many wish-lists.

Ngele’s heroics in the Stars kit saw him being crowned Player-of-the-Tournament in the Telkom Knockout competition.

The Sea Robbers are reportedly leading the race for the lanky midfielder’s signature. In fact, Ngele was quoted midway through the previous campaign stating that he would like to join Bucs.

This is something which should please Pirates’ management as it would make their job easy.

United’s interest in Ngele is influenced by their coach Cavin Johnson, who honed Ngele while they worked together at Stars two seasons ago.

Johnson, upon trading Rustenburg for Tshwane, took along Enocent Mkhabela and Thuso Phala from Stars to join Matsatsantsa.

Bidvest Wits are also in the frame to land Ngele.

With their huge financial backing from their sponsors, Bidvest, Gavin Hunt’s side have been able to attract some of the league’s best talent to their camp.

Former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Jabulani Shongwe and former Kaizer Chiefs striker Sthembiso Ngcobo joined the Clever Boys from their contracts at previous teams.

Wits’ financial backing might also just help them to keep talismanic midfielder Sibusiso Vilakazi in the team despite Sundowns’ interest.

Ngele’s coach at Stars, Allan Freese, said he is aware of the teams looking to sign Ngele. With that in mind, Freese may have started to plan for life after Ngele going into the new season.