Swedish Club Confirm Interests In Sundowns Man

Bongi Ntuli of Mamelodi Sundowns during the 2014 pre-season friendly between Mamelodi Sundowns and Ajax Cape Town at Athlone Stadium, Cape Town on 27 July 2014. PICTURE:Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

By Isaac Ndou

JOHANNESBURG: Andersson says he is also impressed with the qualities that Ntuli has as a player.

Swedish outfit Djugardens FC have confirmed their ongoing assessment of Mamelodi Sundowns striker Bonginkosi Ntuli with the intention of signing him on a short-term deal and possibly for a longer time if the move is a successful one. 
 
Djugardens confirmed the news through their sporting director Bosse Andersson who also praised their relationship with Sundowns and South African players who have featured for the club before. Andersson says he is also impressed with the qualities that Ntuli has as a player. Ntuli has 38 goals in 115 starts in South Africa’s top flight. 
 
“We have a good relationship with Mamelodi Sundowns. Bongi has properties that he can show almost immediately. Sundowns contacted me [about Ntuli] and we have had some success stories with them [South African players] before. There was interest from other clubs but I spoke with Pitso and the club management and we agreed that we would be able to borrow Bongi on favorable terms.”
 
“He’s fast‚ likes to be in the box and works hard to get better it is clear that he sees this as a kick to have this opportunity and we have time left before the transfer window closes. We’ll see if this might be an option for the short term in the fall‚ but there is an opportunity to discuss the future too,” explained Andersson on Djugardens website.
 
The 27-year-old striker signed for the Brazilians in 2014 but has made little impact as he was loaned out to AmaZulu immediately and spent the following three seasons on another loan spell with relegated club Platinum Stars. 
 
The Swedish Allvenskan side are no strangers to South African players as they have previously acquired the services of Lance Davids‚ Mark Mayambela‚ Siyabonga Nomvethe and Mark’s younger brother Mihlali whom they recently sold to Faranse in Portugal.