Ngoma to stay on at Buccaneers

Orlando Pirates' Aubrey Ngoma insists he is not looking for another club. Picture: BackpagePix.

Orlando Pirates' Aubrey Ngoma insists he is not looking for another club. Picture: BackpagePix.

Contrary to recent media reports, Orlando Pirates left-winger Aubrey Ngoma insists that he is not considering a move away from the club – at least not yet.

Ngoma joined Orlando Pirates in 2012 after a successful maiden season in the top-flight with the University of Pretoria, but since he has not been getting enough game-time, it was believed that he wanted out.

“There a lot of things at the moment at Pirates,” Ngoma explains. “The coach is fairly new at the club and he would be building his team in preparation of the next campaign and that is something to seriously think of.

“But as it is, I am not considering any move right now. Maybe things might change in the next couple of weeks, but I don’t know where these reports come from that suggest I want to move.”

AmaTuks coach Steve Barker is the first coach to publicly declare interest in Ngoma returning to the club.

Ngoma only made a paltry 10 league appearances for the Buccaneers and featured just twice in the Telkom Knockout competition. He still has a year left on his contract.

But Ngoma believes a move would have to be tactical if indeed it were to happen before next season.

“Even though I am not thinking of a move at the moment,” added Ngoma, “if it were to happen it would be a tactical move. I can’t say I have not been getting enough game-time and suddenly I want to jump ship.

“There is competition everywhere and sometimes you just have to prove yourself.

“I have been enjoying my time at Pirates and like I said, things will all come clear in the next few weeks.”

Bafana Bafana international Buhle Mkhwanazi’s name has been thrown into the mix, suggesting that Pirates would sacrifice Ngoma in a bid to tempt Mkhwanazi to join the Buccaneers.

But Barker has rubbished the reports, adding that Mkhwanazi is an important pillar for the club.




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