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‘It was not only Lorient’: Ngezana on other clubs interested in him in Europe

With French Ligue 1 side FC Lorient having shown interest in him, FCSB defender Siyabonga Ngezana has revealed another country where his services are sought after in Europe.

The 26-year-old centre-back made a move to Europe last year, signing for FCSB from Kaizer Chiefs ahead of the start of the previous season.

He quickly established himself as one of the key defenders for the Romanian side, accumulating 31 appearances and scoring one goal across all competitions.

Ngezana played a major role in helping FCSB win their first league title in nine years.

Last year, French Ligue 1 side FC Lorient were reportedly keen on Ngezana, even submitting an offer that FCSB rejected.

The Amakhosi academy graduate revealed that a team from Turkey was also interested in his services.  

As he previously mentioned during the interview with FARPost a few months ago, Ngezana has again confirmed that FCSB chairman Gigi Becalli spoke to him about Lorient interest.

Siyabonga Ngezana on FC Lorient and other teams interested in him
Siyabonga Ngezana – FCSB


“To be quite honest, that time the league was coming to an end, I had so many interests from other teams, but my focus was to keep my head down and focus on winning the league, which we did,” he told Marawa Sports Worldwide.

“I heard a lot of rumours, but obviously, it was rumours; I don’t pay too much attention to them until there’s something solid.

“It was not only a team from France but also in Turkey. But it means there’s something because even my boss, Mr. Gigi Becalli, also said something about it.

“So, it’s not on my hands. It’s under the management.”

Ngezana was recently part of the Bafana Bafana squad that played two FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Nigeria [away] and Zimbabwe [home].

He partnered with Mamelodi Sundowns defender Mothobi Mvala. And Hugo Broos’ troops conceded one goal in each match.

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