Nkosingiphile Ngcobo taking notes from Kaizer Chiefs teammate Siphiwe Tshabalala
Posted: 18 August 2017 Time: 10:45
Kaizer Chiefs teenager Nkosingiphile Ngcobo admires the abilities of Siphiwe Tshabalala and aims to enrich the club's legacy following his promotion to the first team.
Chiefs recently promoted the 17-year-old, along with Bruce Bvuma, Khotso Malope and Wiseman Meyiwa.
Ngcobo started 14 games in the Diski MultiChoice Challenge last term, prompting head coach Steve Komphela to take a closer look at the diminutive midfielder.
The South Africa U-20 international is taking notes from veteran attacker Tshabalala as they perform similar roles in the final third.
“I like the way he plays,” Ngcobo told Chiefs' website when asked about Tshabalala. “I also play in the same position, operating in the role behind the strikers. Besides that, Siphiwe has the habit of scoring some beautiful goals. Important as well is that he keeps it simple.”
Ngcobo revealed 'Shabba' is helping him settle in the side.
“That was a great experience and all the players were very helpful to help me settle,” he said of starting pre-season training with Komphela's charges.
“Especially Siphiwe Tshabalala, Philani Zulu and Joseph Molangoane helped me a lot. They talked to me before training and explained what needed to be done.”
Ngcobo is determined to make the most of his opportunity at Naturena.
“Soccer is my life and I will do everything to grab this opportunity given to me to succeed at Kaizer Chiefs.”
He added: “I want to bring fun and energy to the team and to help the team achieve even more than it already has in their history.”