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Nkosingiphile Ngcobo gives Kaizer Chiefs injury boost

Kaizer Chiefs have been handed a boost with the news that Nkosingiphile Ngcobo has returned from injury and could soon be an option in the first team.

The 20-year-old Ngcobo, who starred for the South Africa under-20 side at the Africa Cup of Nations, ruptured his Achilles tendon in March when making his senior start for Amakhosi in March.

Chiefs head coached Ernst Middendorp raved about the talented Ngcobo when he gave he player his debut towards the end of last season.

Middendorp said back in March: "This is a fantastic, quality, outstanding [talent], and it is really something that I believe if he had started [in the first team] at the beginning of the [2018/19] season and consistently working with the squad, where he could be now."

Ngcobo has been building up his fitness with the Kaizer Chiefs reserve team in the Multichoice Diski Challenge (MDC).

The player came through a high intensity Soweto derby this past weekend in Dobsonville with Middendorp in attendance and could be contention to be selected in Amakhosi's squad for the Telkom Knockout semifinal against Maritzburg United on Sunday.