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Broos Clarifies Ngcobo Role

Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has clarified where he sees Kaizer Chiefs defender Njabulo Ngcobo in the national team setup.

The reigning DStv Premiership Defender of the Season has featured in midfield for Amakhosi in the recent games and also featured in midfield for Bafana in the latest win over Ethiopia.

However, Broos now revealed that he fielded Ngcobo as a replacement for the injured Mothobi Mvala in the game, and prefers to play him in defence.

“Njabulo doesn’t play as a defender in his team and we did it also against Ethiopia,” he said on SABC.

“I will not play him (there again), certainly not. He’s not a midfielder, he’s a very good defender and that’s why I took him as a defender.

“I saw it in the game against Ethiopia I took him to replace Mvala because he played (in midfield) in his team. And I said, ok let me not change so much for this guy but he wasn’t comfortable on the field, you saw it.

“He’s a very good defender. So for me he’s a defender.”

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