Reigning DStv Premiership Defender of the season Njabulo Ngcobo has unreservedly apologised to everyone at Kaizer Chiefs for his unbecoming reaction at being substituted during Wednesday’s game when Chiefs played Lamontville Golden Arrows at Princess Magogo stadium.
Ngcobo appeared to refuse to shake coach Arthur Zwane’s hand before offering a half-hearted hand to coach Dillon Sheppard. Goalkeeper coach Lee Baxter was not impressed and grabbed Ngcobo by his top and appeared to be redirecting him to go back and shake Zwane’s hand, to which he refused.
“I would like to sincerely apologise to coach Arthur Zwane, coach Dillon Sheppard, coach Lee Baxter, my teammates, Kaizer Chiefs management and all Amakhosi supporters for not shaking the coach’s hand and for the outburst that followed after being taken off. I take full responsibility for my actions and such should not be repeated. Ngcobo said through a statement released by Chiefs.
“I am not proud of what I did,” adds Ngcobo. “It was a heat of the moment thing because I made some costly mistakes during the match and it’s not nice knowing that you’ve let the team down as a player, but that does not justify any of my actions. I promise to do better in the future.”
It seems his apology will not be the end of the matter. Chiefs have indicated that “the rest of the matter will be discussed and dealt with through internal process by the Club’s football management.”
Written by: Diski Voice