'Chiefs and Downs must now pay more'


Swallows FC boss David Mogashoa has warned both Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns that they will now need to pay more money if want defender Njabulo Ngcobo.

Ngqobo has been a revelation in the PSL this season, with several local media reporting interest in his services from the likes of Chiefs and Sundowns.

The 27-year-old centre-back out a number of man of the match displays to help Swallows earn a top eight finish in their maiden season in the Premiership.

While some have suggested the former Uthongathi workhorse has already signed with Amakhosi, Mogashoa maintains that the club have not accepted any bids as yet while indicating that his Bafana Bafana call-up and PSL award has since increased his value.

"Any team that wants to sign Ngcobo now must pay more money than before. He has just won [DStv Premiership] defender of the season award after he also received a Bafana Bafana call up – his value has increased," Mogashoa tells KickOff.com.

"We have not yet sold any player. We are going to have a technical meeting this week to discuss players leaving and those that are staying with the club next season."

Meanwhile, coach Brandon Truter has confirmed that he expects six of their first team stars to depart as he looks forward to preparations for the 2021/22 season.

"Rest is what we need now, both psychologically and physically. I'm already looking forward to the pre-season because I'm anxious to get the second season started," Truter said at the weekend.

"Hopefully we will get out new additions in and it's going to be tough [because] we're losing about six of our main players that have started majority of the games, so it's also a rebuilding process and that excites me as well." 

This website has learnt that Phetso Maphanga and Keagan Ritchie are also among those who could be on their way out at the Dube Birds at the end of this month.

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