Throwback Thursday: Ace Ntsoelengoe - 1 of the best players ever

Throwback Thursday: Ace Ntsoelengoe - 1 of the best players ever

This week, Briefly.co.za presents another Throwback Thursday legend and now it's the turn of the late Ace Ntsoelengoe.

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In many quarters, Ace Ntsoelengoe is regarded as one of the greatest players ever to be produced in South Africa.

The midfield general possessed an exquisite passing range along with dazzling footwork.

He often took defenders out of the game with his quick trickery and vision.

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Patrick Pule "Ace" Ntsoelengoe was born on 26 February 1952 and was raised by his grandmother.

Although he started his youth career at Powerlines and Mohlakeng Home Stars in the 1960s, he was very much a one-club-man during his professional career in South Africa.

Ntsoelengoe enjoyed a glittering career at Kaizer Chiefs, ever since joining them in 1969.

The star midfielder hung up his boots in 1988, but also enjoyed stints at a few North American clubs during his playing days.

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Ntsoelengoe started playing in the United States and Canada during the South African off-season.

Briefly.co.za gathered that he first represented the Miami Toros in 1973.

Ntsoelengoe was so revered abroad, that he was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

The Chiefs legend passed on in May 2006 as a result of a heart attack.

Former Bafana Bafana coach Clive Barker felt that he possessed the same ability as Zinedine Zidane, while Former Chiefs coach Eddie Lewis compared Ntsoelengoe to Ronaldinho.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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