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Ngwepe's future at Downs not clear

Ngwepe's future at Downs not clear

Posted: 4 July 2008 Time: 6:33 am

When Gordon Igesund was fired by Mamelodi Sundowns, one player that might have fancied his chances of regular game time was left wing, Elias Ngwepe.

Ngwepe had told KickOff.com that Igesund had no faith in him. Immediately after his departure Elias Ngwepe was lucky to get some game time under coach Trott Moloto and he capped it with a goal in a 1-0 win over Platinum Stars.

After a couple of appearances for Downs last season, Ngwepe would feel he had done enough to warrant his place in the team for the upcoming season, but Sundowns do not seem to share similar sentiments as the player has been stopped from training with the team in the pre-season training.

“My Bra, I don’t want to comment about this matter. You can speak to my agent he will tell you the story, but yes I am not part of the pre-season training with the team,” that was all Ngwepe, who was idling at home, would say.

His agent, Ivica Stankovic said he was hoping to meet with Sundowns to work out the way forward for his client.

“Elias told me that he was informed to train separate from the main squad. It is not only him, but a few other guys as well.”

The other guys might include David Kannemeyer and Peter Ndlovu, who are rumoured to be on their way out of the Brazilians.

“Elias (Ngwepe) is an employee of Mamelodi Sundowns and if they tell him to stop training with the team, they must let him know what he must do. I will be meeting them (Sundowns) to discuss the way forward as he is still their player.”

Downs’ media manager, Mahlatse Mphahlele was not giving much away in terms of the matter.

“Yes, he is not part of the team, but of course it is not only him as guys like Peter Ndlovu and David Kannemeyer are also not part of the pre-season training with the team. I will have to speak to the coaches and get an official word from them before I make a comment about their position,” Mphahlele added.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 06:54 am
your future in the soccer career is decided by someone else,I always wanted to be a footballer looking up to great soccer players but I thank God i ended up where i am now, Elias Ngwepe mfana zama isigele sonny, talk to Simba Marumo uzokutshela ngesgele!!!
Anonymous
posted: 06:55 am
your future in the soccer career is decided by someone else,I always wanted to be a footballer looking up to great soccer players but I thank God i ended up where i am now, Elias Ngwepe mfana zama isigele sonny, talk to Simba Marumo uzokutshela ngesgele!!!
Anonymous
posted: 07:33 am
All the greedy players who were cherished by the siwelele samasele but left for the "greener pastures" are now all considered as surplus to their teams. Look at what happened to Jorry Merahe, the man was a good and regular player at Celtics but his greed got the better of him and after warming the bench for sometime at Pirates, he's now considered a surplus. Watch the space, Mothibantwa is next...
Anonymous
posted: 07:43 am
Shame, Elias Ngwepe and Peter Ndlovu, you must try another team as you both have served Sandawana enough to be surplus of late. Your agents must have talks with Mjomane and he can sign both of you and help them back to PSL.
Anonymous
posted: 07:47 am
Shame...Elias Son..you n other footballes never leran, football career to me is agamble, you are only lucky if you end up like LUCAS RADEBE, i always see these guys in expensive cars and all, as if they are guaranteed of a life-time financial security, what if elias has kids?, i am sure he is so scared for them, hame, maybe you will find another team, but i know they will not be willing to spoil you unnecessarily like Sundowns, thats why people like me went to school, i am all safe, i have a lifetime contract...hahahaha!
Anonymous
posted: 08:10 am
Elias is a good player, i wonder why this is happenign to him...hmmm...maybe it's his name..Elias...eish..
Ganadlha
posted: 08:36 am
Ja shame its painfull,but what can we say if the coach/club does not want u anymore move on mfanakithi.u are still young and talented they are other team who can make use of u.maybe its blessing in disguise to let u go who knows.try your luck somewhere mama.
Anonymous
posted: 08:52 am
he looked promising, its a pity that he has to go, but mfana i wish you luck cos i know you are good
Anonymous
posted: 08:54 am
Indeed, a soccer car is not lifetime, all players must invest in EDUCATION.
Anonymous
posted: 08:56 am
PSL players just rush to sign contracts that end up turning them into bench warmers or transfer listed players....

They should rather weigh their options before they move to the big teams because they dont normally dont shine as they did at their previous clubs...

Big clubs has supporters that want instant impact and results and you dont perform, you are out, Merahe, Sandile Ndlovu, Shankes Ngwenya, Lungisani Ndlela, Paulus Masehe and company should be example.....
Anonymous
posted: 09:01 am
now ted if messing with us, whats wrong with this madala, agg man, we need ngwepe, yes player should invest in education just like suprise Moriri did. cuz your future has to be decided by some old man who sah nothing left for him, agg sies TED
Anonymous
posted: 09:13 am
he madoda! the is a new "ACE" spelt in capital letters! c'mon dude, dont take my name. people will think im the one saying all those useless things. pls change your name to something else. im the only Ace in this forum, the original one. ronaldinho was called that because there was already the real rolnaldo in the brazillian team. i suggest you call yourself Ace-inho. pls bru. dont still my identity. Prof, how do we address this one? since you are the main man here.
Anonymous
posted: 09:17 am
hahahaha

namesake fights

who is the real man.....
Anonymous
posted: 09:29 am
This guy's move was not perfect how can you go to a team that can afford any quality player in AFRICA?you never learned from Collins chabalala and Jimmy Morahe your friends?if maybe you went to Free state stars or Amazulu they are good teams too.
Anonymous
posted: 09:35 am
Suyndows treat players like trash, they always have quarrels with players, this team is a Mickey Mouse team and its unprofessional. They must let the player know of his status and where he stands in the team. Where is Charles Motlohi, Sipho Nunens, Tyren arendse,Ndlela,Ndlhovhu,Ngwenya,Sapula,Mhlongo, etc etc hehehe The Sky.
Anonymous
posted: 09:54 am
Ted Dumitru is goinna cos problems at sundowns. he is busy buying and firing players for moloto. i wonder if he is consulting trott trapattoni (the best coach in SA)on these firings!
Anonymous
posted: 10:31 am
A football career has some awful setbacks, to both players and coaches. Those players/coaches who found themselves in this situation need to keep their heads up and know that this is not the end of the world for. Life has many offers if you try hard.
Anonymous
posted: 12:13 pm
vnb
Anonymous
posted: 05:38 pm
Ngwepe has talent as a attacking middlefielder or left winger. I think he must try his luck at Swallows since Japhet Zwane has left the team. But Agents are spoiling the beautiful game by signing players just to make money than concentrating on their future. Where is Ndlela today. We thought we have Masinga in Ndlela's body physic.
Anonymous
posted: 01:20 pm
players must know that football has up and downs. every coach has his own players and if the coach does not like u try another team.
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