Player has 10 months left on his Sundowns contract
Mogakolodi Ngele’s nightmare spell as Mamelodi Sundowns is set to continue after the club failed to find him any suitable loan offers in the just ended transfer window. Sundowns were reportedly shopping him around but no club showed firm interest in acquiring his services, this means that the player is likely to remain frozen out of first team action again.
His latest loan club Supersport United did not show interest in acquiring his services again while many other clubs looked elsewhere in terms of strengthening their attacking midfield departments. Ngele, who was once one of the Premier Soccer League’s most sought after players, could not find a willing suitor as he continues to seek regular first team action.
According to multiple reports he has been training with the reserve team and he could get match action in the Mutlichoice Diski Challenge, during the pre-season period (July) he was training on his own, away from the first team squad as the club made it clear he was not in their plans.
The deadline for loan moves and transfers elapsed three weeks ago and the player has fallen down the pecking order at Sundowns. Sundowns already has an abundance of attacking talent in the midfield and forwards departments, the likes of George Lebese have also struggled to get regular game time.
The earliest indications are that Ngele will face another spell in the stands. The next opportunity to leave will come in the January transfer window, he could get a chance to keep himself fit by playing in the Multichoice Diski Challenge. Ngele has 10 months left in a five year contract he signed with Sundowns in July 2014, he will be allowed to leave the club on a free transfer in July 2019.
The player, who normally does not give media interviews, told Kickoff in April this year that he personally asked to be loaned out to Supersport United in the January transfer window.
“I am the one who asked to leave because it can be frustrating. It does not help when you are not playing, so I told my agent that I want to leave and he communicated with them [Sundowns]. The coach [Pitso Mosimane] spoke with me before the start of the season, we had a one-on-one. He told me what he expects from me,” he stated in the April interview.
It would take another personal plea for Ngele to move from Sundowns again in the January transfer window.