Nkosingphile Ngcobo did not get minutes in the field of play under r the head coach Molefi Ntseki. Kaizer Chiefs FC fans were criticising Ntseki for not giving the youngster a chance to show case his talent. However, it has finally been confirmed officially that what was the reason why Ngcobo was not playing.
According to Cavin Johnson, Nkosingphile Ngcobo was still recovering from a five months injury. This simply means Ngcobo was injured, that is the reason why he was not playing.
In other news, our analyser Senzo Sambo, has commented about the Chiefs midfielder issues. Here is what he said.
“Kaizer Chiefs inability to rotate and retain the ball shows. Once again let me try to explain a few things.
“Kaizer Chiefs lacks calma,pausa and better ball rotation, something that we tried to improve on yesterday only because of 1 player. Nkosingphile Ngcobo is talent those who saw will tell you he plays exactly like Allende and even better, despite his touches and passes mina i was watching his movement in the pockets always providing that option for player’s to pass him inbetween the lines.
“If you saw yesterday in the first half and even first 15 minutes of second half, every movement went through the Midfield there was no bypass why? Because Nkosingphile Ngcobo dropped back in the build up phase to help us beat the counter press and secondary pressing, when we were building up Castillo was actually going high allowing Mshini to come get the ball.
“There were instances where Kaizer Chiefs was attacking, but Mshini calmed the game and brought that pausa, and we moved the ball arround and his ability to protect the ball and beat the press is amazing.
“When you are able to have that pausa and calma, you allow your player’s to catch a little bit of breath as you rotate the ball, this helps you get the opponents attack and Midfield to be tired, and by the time they get the ball back they don’t have enough stamina to attack with explosiveness whole your team will have stamina and quickly counter press and win the ball.
“But if in every attack you want to run at the opponent, then you are exposing yourselves to tiredness, and when you are tired they will deal with you with counter attacks. If you saw last 20 minutes after Mshini was subbed, you could literally see Edmilson Dove,Frosler and Maart tired because there was no more retention and calma, the ball kept on bypassing the midfield with Mdantsane losing ball position and we got overrun.
“Nkosingphile Ngcobo is key and player’s like him are rare, Sundowns had to pay R52 Million to get something closer to that, Barcelona dominated world football because they had a player like that in Xavi. Once Kaizer Chiefs learns to retain the ball possession,rotate it a little bit better they will manage to gain control and score more goals. Even Pirates lack a player that can give them thatx hence they can’t manage a lead.
“Ask yourself why it’s hard to score against Sundowns when they are leading, it’s because they move the ball around getting you tired, by the time you back ball possession you are tired to have the speed for a counter attack.”