PSL News 11.10.2018 04:58 pm

Ndengane’s departure opens door for Lingwati

Thato Lingwati welcomed to the team by Miejon van Zyl, Marketing and branding coordinator, Sparta Group with Rali Ramabodu, MD of Bloemfontein Celtic(middle) during the Bloemfontein Celtic Player, Kit and Sponsorship Announcement at Tsogo Sun Hotel on July 31, 2018 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. (Photo by Frikkie Kapp/Gallo Images)

Thato Lingwati welcomed to the team by Miejon van Zyl, Marketing and branding coordinator, Sparta Group with Rali Ramabodu, MD of Bloemfontein Celtic(middle) during the Bloemfontein Celtic Player, Kit and Sponsorship Announcement at Tsogo Sun Hotel on July 31, 2018 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. (Photo by Frikkie Kapp/Gallo Images)

Bloemfontein Celtic coach Steve Komphela has admitted that the club will miss Alfred Ndengane.

Ndengane left Celtic a week ago after requesting the club to terminate his contract.

The defender has since been spotted at Orlando Pirates but no official announcement has been made yet.

Komphela is confident that Thato Lingwati, who joined Siwelele from Jomo Cosmos can fill Ndengane’s shoes.

“With Ndengane gone, this is a big opportunity for Thato to raise his hand,” Komphela was quoted as saying by The Sowetan.

“He was acquired to help us at the centre-back. I have faith that he will plug that gap very well. We will have to help him and guide him because it’s not easy.

“We will definitely miss Ndengane. His departure is a massive loss for us but we have to soldier on. There was a great chemistry between him and Gordinho.

“The emotional glue and telepathy between the two was amazing. When you break that, it is not easy to find it again.”

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