21 February 2019 – Ndengeza striker, Bennie Lebea has hailed caretaker coach Calvin Hlungwane for the turnaround the Mopani region-based giants have shown in the Limpopo ABC Motsepe League in recent weeks after he took over the reins from Genola Mashele.
Coming back from a 5-0 thrashing of Great North and a 1-1 draw against the Limpopo province representatives in the Nedbank Cup Boyne Tigers, Ndengeza will be relishing their encounter against Magesi on Saturday as they look to build on their performances and revive the title challenge.
“It’s been a rough ride for us and form has not been with us but with coach Hlungwane, we believe we have a chance to make things right in our remaining games,” The lethal goal poacher told MYSAFA.net.
“Both Coach Calvin Hlungwane and his two assistants, Nhlahla Mathonsi and Musa Hlungwani have brought an air of change and I think it’s showing in the way we play.”
“We want to walk away with something this season and for us, that is still the league title. However, as a team we are proud of each other, it is unfortunate that results did not go our way.” added the 26-year-old striker.
Lebea has been one of the standout performers for Ka Tika scoring 12 league goals in 14 starts.
Despite joining Ndengeza at the beginning of the 2018/19 season, the striker told MYSAFA.net that he is also eying to finish the season as the top goal scorer and hopefully secure a professional contract in the NFD or PSL next season.
“I’m a team player, and I would not be here without my teammates and the passes they have provided me to score the goals. In a few seasons, I want to see myself playing professional football either in the NFD or PSL.” concluded the striker.