Ntuli preparing for next step in Europe


Former under-20 national team star Nhlakanipho Ntuli reveals he is close to leaving Poland for a bigger league in Europe.

The Orlando Pirates youth product has managed to revive his career with Sportis Lochowo in Poland, which campaigns in the country's third division.

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But after a very challenging three years that also saw him endure an unsuccessful return to the PSL at Free State Stars that he says "almost cost him his life", the 24-year-old is eyeing is next move.

"I'm doing good, I'm in a good space right now in my career where I'm progressing with no rush," the Umlazi-born export tells KickOff.com.

"It was good for me to have a wake-up call in life, making mistakes at any early age. Now I'm having a second chance in Europe. Not everyone gets that opportunity in this game.

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"Once you make mistakes at an early age, you learn from them, you start appreciating life a lot more, not only in football but generally."

The former FC Twente midfielder says his hard work is finally reaping some rewards as he is currently working on a move to a higher division in Europe.

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"Things are now going well in my career, the football I'm playing, and I might move to a bigger club here in Europe which I can't say much about for now," he reveals.

"I'm currently working hard on my own as we know due to the coronavirus. I'm preparing myself for the next step. I had some serious challenges my brother but I didn't give up."