Ntshangase counters Komphela's take

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Ntshangase has been reduced to the role of an impact player at Chiefs, having only made two starts since his high-profile signing from Baroka in January.

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“I'm not really happy [with my contribution] because I didn't get more game-time, but I'm still working hard,” Ntshangase said.

“Up until the coach gives me a chance then we can talk about how I feel when the team is not doing well.

“Most of the time I'm on the bench and I could see that the team is struggling, but remember the team is not about me.”

Under-fire Amakhosi coach Steve Komphela said after the recent 1-0 win over Platinum Stars that Ntshangase is struggling to adapt to the pressure of representing the Soweto giants.

The former Black Leopards attacker, however, feels otherwise.

“For me I won't take it like that but it is the way he sees it. But it didn't put any [extra] pressure because I always wanted to play for Chiefs.

“So given an opportunity to play that's where I can show my feelings.”

The 24-year-old added that Komphela has told him what areas of his game require improvement.

“The coach spoke to me on where to improve and I'm trying to fix that. A complete player must defend and attack, so I think that's one thing that is lacking for me.”

Ntshangase will hope to feature when the Glamour Boys face Free State Stars at Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals.

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