The name Sifiso Ngobeni was made in South African football on Wednesday night as Bloemfontein Celtic beat Kaizer Chiefs 3-1.
With every superb team performance over another, there’s one or two individuals at the center of the event. For Celtic at the TUKS Stadium, the flying left-back Ngobeni was that star.
The 23-year-old Ngobeni, who deservedly won the Man of the Match award, made only his 17th PSL appearance, including two other Man of the Match gongs.
So, who is Ngobeni? How is he like off the field? How was he discovered?
“Very humble boy. You know‚ when he came for trials he was just sitting alone on the side. We were like‚ ‘Who is this boy?’” Celtic coach Maduka said via TimesLIVE.
“And then you know‚ we gave him the opportunity and the boy did well‚ and we decided to sign him. He’s a humble boy. He’s been working very hard.
“So in short what I can say is that anyone else‚ it doesn’t matter where they come from‚ if a young player has got the potential that he can play‚ it’s my belief that it’s very important that we give those young boys the chance so that they can also express themselves.
“For us to have played football‚ or to be where we are today‚ somebody else gave us a chance. So it’s very important also for us to make sure we give the chance to boys with potential out there‚ so that one day they can take over.
“That’s a future Bafana Bafana left-back. And if we didn’t give him a chance we would not be talking about him now,” concluded the Malawian caretaker coach.
Meanwhile, the 10th placed Siwelele next take on AmaZlulu next Monday 24 August.