Ntuli: My chance will come


The 23-year-old Pietermaritzburg-born marksman was signed on a five-year deal by Sundowns in June after scoring nine goals and making two assists in 28 appearances for Golden Arrows last term.

But the strongly-built striker has struggled for game-time at the Pitso Mosimane-coached side, making only two substitute outings before being demoted to the reserve team which campaigns in the MultiChoice Diski Challenge. He has scored one goal in three matches in the new competition.

“When I joined Sundowns I knew very well that competition for a place in the starting line-up would be tough but I’m still positive that my chance will come,” says Ntuli.

“Having made two subs in the first team so far this season means that I still have what it takes to fight for a place in the starting eleven if I can maintain my consistency in the reserve team where I’m trying my best to regain my form.

“I’m determined to use MultiChoice Diski Challenge as my stepping-stone back to the first team and regain my goalscoring form that made Sundowns sign me from Arrows. I’m here to score goals, which is a main reason I was signed by Sundowns. It’s just a matter of time before I reclaim my scoring boots,” enthuses Ntuli, who received a Bafana Bafana call-up from Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba for last month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sudan and Nigeria.