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Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson says Bongi Ntuli will improve once he settles at one club

Posted: 12 November 2015 Time: 19:42

Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson believes Bongi Ntuli will become a better player once he has a permanent base.

Ntuli has moved around in recent seasons, having joined Mamelodi Sundowns at the beginning of last term after netting nine goals for Golden Arrows in 2013/14.

The big striker was unable to break through at Downs, and spent a short stint on loan at AmaZulu in 2014/15 where he struck six times.

Ntuli was then farmed out to Dikwena, and has scored three goals in eight League outings for Johnson's fourth-placed side this campaign.

"Bongi Ntuli is not worried about getting to the Bafana team or anything like that. But what he needs to do is to settle down and he needs to find a home, and that will make him an even better player," Johnson tells

"I think he needs to settle down. I think in the last two or three seasons, he has gone on loan there and gone on loan there, so he needs to settle down.

"However, us trying to keep him permanently, that will depend on our finances at the club and there are always possibilities."

Johnson feels the 24-year-old is up against some stern competition for game-time at Chloorkop.

"I don't think it's about what Sundowns don't see in him. I just think Sundowns have a pool of players, and the ones that are better at the time are the ones who are getting the opportunity.

"So unfortunately he hasn't had that opportunity and with us, he always has that ability to have that opportunity. So I think it is about us giving him that. But I think Pitso's [Downs coach Mosimane] got a good crop of better players and I think it is why he has been loaned out on
several occasions."

Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala
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