Ndengane joined Pirates last year, but only registered when the January transfer window opened.
The former Bloemfontein Celtic defender, who can also play in a holding midfield position, made his debut in a 4-2 victory over Chippa United last month and has featured in every game since then, usually playing alongside captain Happy Jele.
Ndengane has also made an impression in the CAF Champions League, playing in all four of the Buccaneers’ group matches thus far. Before the 2-0 defeat to Tunisian giants and defending champions Esperance, Ndengane had played a key role in helping Pirates keep three consecutive clean sheets in the competition.
“Alfred Ndengane is a quality player, or else he would not have been signed to come to Orlando Pirates. They are doing great with the other players he is playing with at the back and they help the team to do better,” Mlambo tells KickOff.com.
The Buccaneers, meanwhile, are back in the country after their defeat to Esperance and will be preparing for their next Absa Premiership match against SuperSport United on Wednesday at Mbombela Stadium.