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Thanda Royal Zulu have signed midfielder Manqoba 'Shakes' Ngwenya

Posted: 6 September 2011 Time: 12:11

Thanda Royal Zulu have signed midfielder Manqoba 'Shakes' Ngwenya just days after he arrived at the Richards Bay based club for a brief assessment.

Ngwenya, who spent time at Mpumalanga Black Aces after leaving Mamelodi Sundowns, has signed a one-year deal with the club and is confident that he will help them to promotion.   "We have just concluded the deal for Manqoba Ngwenya on a one year contract," says team manager Peter Koutrolis.   "He is a player that we have belief in and he will be our last signing until the year ends. It is a dream for us to have a player of his calibre in our squad because he will also help bring in the crowds to our games. He has previously worked with Neil Tovey while both were at Sundowns, so it is a reunion for them.    "I don't care what happened in the last few years because the bottom line is that he is still a quality player. I was there when we signed him at Sundowns and I still believe in him and see him as being able to help us through to promotion to the PSL," says Koutroulis.   Ngwenya (30) has one Bafana Bafana cap. 

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Previous comments on this story...

posted: 12:53 pm
What a player, Shakes, u were unlucky in ur career if it wasn't injuries, u could have gone places. The age is no longer in ur side, but I still believe u've got what it takes to prosper my outie.

posted: 12:55 pm
I hope younger players learn from this guy,when he was on top of this game he was only too hapy to waste his time on the Downs bench.Look at him now!
posted: 01:25 pm
Kgadima, Sundowns didn't want 2 let him go, despite that I hope he made lot of money in Sundowns, if you are still contracted to the team, there's nothing you can do to want game time somewhere. Another factor Shakes had lots of injuries in Sundowns career which was beyond his control.

posted: 01:28 pm
it seems as if tovey is now converting TRZ into old age home , every tom and dick is attending trials at TRZ , arggggggg man , wake up peter kotroulis coz u'll end up competing in the SAB league with ur madalaz
posted: 01:42 pm
The story of Shakes is a sad one, a truly gifted player indeed but was destroyed by his own poor choices. This is the guy that should have replaced the great Doctor Khumalo in our national team based on his skill, vision and eye for goals, unfortunately, Shakes' never really lived up to his true potential, it's very sad indeed and personally, i have always maintained that Shakes was better than Surprise Moriri, i was keen follower of the two even though my blood is Gold and Black, here's hoping that Shakes' will revive his once-promising career in the NFD.
posted: 02:51 pm
To me Shakes it's still one of the best, no matter what u can say about him, it was injuries that close opportunities. Lesego what r u talking if u say"his own poor choices" Shakes had no choice, he had the long term contract with Sundowns & secondly he plagued by injuries, Sundowns management had lots of faith on him.

I hope he'll bounce, being united with Tovey that's a good sign of coming back, Tovey he's the only coach who knows how to use Shakes.

Let's wait & see
posted: 06:07 pm
Why don't they sign Steve Lekoelea and Jabu Pule while they are at it?
posted: 02:18 pm
hahaha hei konje at some point there was steve lekoelea and jabu pule...hei we have forgotten kabona...
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