71 min Ngoma to push for loan move?

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Aubrey Ngoma's agent Vasili Barbis says his client understands the quality that he is up against at Mamelodi Sundowns and will continue to fight for his place.

However, Barbis has also made it clear that they will consider pushing for a loan move at the end of the season if Ngoma's situation does not change, but with Sundowns' blessing.

Since joining the former African champions Ngoma has never become a regular. In fact he has tasted just 71 minutes of match action this season.

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But his representative says he is happy with the progress the 30-year-old has been making lately at Chloorkop.

"At the moment he's a Sundowns player. Aubrey is now breaking into the squad, he's in the matchday squads at Sundowns," Barbis tells KickOff.com.

"I know there is a lot of talk of you guys publishing the signings everyone is making but at the same time, everyone needs to get back to the field, everyone needs to assess their squads.

"Sundowns will come back to us at the end of the season to tell us where we stand. But at this moment he's very much a Sundowns player and he's still got a long-term contract with them."

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Asked how Ngoma was handling the issue of not getting enough game-time in Pitso Mosimane's star-studded side, Barbis remained positive.

"Aubrey has never been despondent, Aubrey always knows his belief and everyone believes in him. Sundowns still know the quality they have with him," the agent says.

"Obviously the game-time is standard... everyone wants to play and everyone wants to be there. But Aubrey is very competitive and you know the squad at Sundowns is not a squad that you get in many teams in South Africa, if any, and the competition is high.

"You know he went there with an injury, he went there with a setback, and he had to bring himself back up. And Sundowns was doing well then, and still doing well. So to fight for your place is not easy. So he's happy to fight for his place.

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"He chose Sundowns and he knew what going to Sundowns entails. And as any player... game-time is very important, and if not by the end of this season, we will be looking for a loan move if Sundowns permits, and if it's the right move for Aubrey, and Aubrey is happy with it."

Ngoma's contract with Sundowns expires in June 2023.

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