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Ngobeni: I'm happy with my life right now

Thela Ngobeni says he is a lot happier with life at Highlands Park after admitting his frustrations while at Mamelodi Sundowns.

The 31-year-old goalkeeper joined the Brazilians in 2013 after leaving Kaizer Chiefs, but after struggling to break into the side, he went on loan to Free State Stars.

After joining the Lions of the North on a free transfer last year, Ngobeni has opened up on his time in Tshwane.

He told the Sowetan: "It wasn't easy, to be honest, you just stay positive take every day as it comes; it was frustrating.

"As soon as you commit yourself in terms of signing a contract, you have to keep on fighting. It was frustrating, I don't want to lie.

"Also, the fact that you will see goalkeepers coming in and given opportunities to play and you are just waiting and waiting, that's where I think I got more frustrated."

He added: "Things could have gone either way. Nonetheless, life goes on. I'm happy with my life right now, I hope things will be much better.

"Now with that experience, I know how to choose my options going forward or find myself in a position where I need to decide if I'm leaving Highlands or staying. I know how to work on that kind of situation in the future."