Siyabonga Ngezana is not for sale, Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp revealed amid rumours of a possible transfer to the Mamelodi Sundowns.
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Amakhosi coach Ernst Middendorp has shut down rumours that Siyabonga Ngezana might make a move to the Brazilians.
Following a 1-0 win against the Golden Arrows at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday, Middendorp revealed the youngster is not going anywhere.
The German coach was quoted saying:
"Siyabonga Ngezana, I'm very happy with him. We found him in a way in a lot of fouls and a lot of whatever then he was in Egypt being a crucial part of qualifications for the Olympics."
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Middendorp added that there was no way Ngezana was not in the Chiefs' plans.
"He's very clearly part of the plans at Kaizer Chiefs and for the future," the coach said.
Middendorp explained how crucial Ngezana and other young players, including Happy Mashiane and Njabulo Blom, were to the team.
Briefly.co.za previously reported Middendorp is optimistic about his team's chances of league success and confirmed the imminent return of star forward Khama Billiat.
Middendorp said, "If I'm not mistaken, one or two years ago, the team that won the championship won by 1-0, 12 times. Everybody is in a special competitive mood, that is what you have to know."
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