Ex-Chiefs duo's hopes to improve?


The arrival of Dan Malesela as the new head coach at Marumo Gallants could finally lay the path to reviving the fortunes of two former Kaizer Chiefs midfielders.

Malesela has taken over from caretaker gaffer Raymond Mdaka at the struggling Limpopo club with immediate effect providing a sense of relief for two players who have had limited minutes so far this term.

Since arriving at the beginning of the season Siphelele Ntshangase has managed just two substitute appearances while Joseph Molangoane is also in the same boat with two appearances.

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Ntshangase had to wait until game number of the league after Sebastien Migne had left to make his debut against Stellenbosch having not been used for the CAF Confederation Cup campaign.

The 28-year-old was then used from the bench again in the defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns but has spent most of the early season in frustration.

Migne told this website that Ntshangase was signed without his input and so would only use him if he raised his fitness to competitive levels having managed just seven appearances in the last two years at Chiefs.

Ntshangase had last played a competitive match in February when Chiefs were bundled out of the Nedbank Cup by Richards Bay getting a 45-minute run before being pulled out at the break.

Molangoane has been at Marumo since last season but has seen his game time count dwindle this term.

He lasted 75 minutes away at AS Vita Club before being used as a late substitute at Stellenbosch.

Last season, the 33-year-old managed a single full shift from all the 19 appearances that he made.

Known to favour flair the former Chiefs pair would feel they stand a better chance of playing under Malesela who has a lot of damage control to do at the Limpopo club who are without a win in nine games.

Molangoane played under Malesela before when the two were still at Chippa United.

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