Siphelele 'Spice' Ntshangase says it's no fluke Baroka top the table
Posted: 5 December 2017 Time: 09:35
Baroka attacker Siphelele 'Spice' Ntshangase says it's no fluke Bakgaga are at the top of the table and insists the team has no fear of failure.
The Limpopo-based outfit are surprisingly setting the pace in the Premiership this season after narrowly surviving relegation courtesy of the Play-Offs last term.
However, Kgoloko Thobejane's side are winless in their last five matches and face a stern test in protecting the summit when they visit Tshwane giants Mamelodi Sundowns at Lucas Moripe Stadium tonight (19h30).
Ntshangase, though, maintains they are not feeling the pressure of the chasing pack.
"For us it's all about consistency. Us being at the top makes other people want to beat us," Ntshangase tells KickOff.com.
"So, we don't have pressure you see. So whatever result we get... it's either a positive result or a negative one. We will always keep our heads up. I think we didn't get to where we are by fluke but by hard work you see. We won't put ourselves under pressure, we will accept any result. I think the only thing important is to keep our heads up."
Meanwhile, the former Black Leopards man was pleased to make his return in a recent 2-2 draw with Platinum Stars after being sidelined for around a month with a bad case of flu.
"I'm good now, I have played one game since my return," says Ntshangase.
"What makes me happy is that all these bad things that were happening to me are now a thing of the past. Returning to the game that I love is what makes me happy. I was very happy to return to the field for the first time since my absence because it took me about three to four weeks [to recover].
"So, you understand what is missing, something that you love. And most of the time I spent my time watching TV and seeing the guys play made me feel bad. But I'm I'm happy that I'm back now, especially that I managed to return while the team was still in number one position."