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Ngezana Set For FCSB Breakthrough?

Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Siyabonga Ngezana looks set to make his FCSB debut this weekend.

Ngezana, 26, was the club’s biggest transfer of the window signing in a deal worth €600,000 with a monthly salary of around €13,000 that rises year-on-year over a potential five-year contract.

It was a significant investment from the Romanian champions but since the signing of former Napoli and Tottenham defender Vlad Chiriches, Ngezana has fallen down the pecking order and has yet to make his official debut for the club.

Vlad Chiriches.

Of the seven games played this season, he made the bench twice, in the league against FC Dinamo and in the UEFA Conference League qualifiers against Danish Superliga side Nordsjaelland last week.

When questioned by the media about why Ngezana has yet to feature, club owner George Becali stated head coach Elias Charalambous suggested he was not in the best physical condition and has struggled with the intensity of training.

But now, a week later, he’s revealed the South African defender will receive his chance in the SuperLiga on Sunday against newly promoted side Politehnica Iași.

“Let’s see with Ngezana. I know that he will enter the match with Iasi. In the match with Iasi, after we qualify against the Danes [Nordsjaelland], he will also feature – maybe God wants us to qualify,” Becali told Prezeglad Sportowy.

Ngezana will be aiming to make an impression with his first chances at the Romanian giants who currently lead the table with four wins from four games.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.