Kaizer Chiefs midfielder, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo believes he can make more of an impact for the club if he gets more time on the field of play. Ngcobo believes coming in as a substitute adds pressure but is satisfied with his performances so far under coach Stuart Baxter.

“I think the few minutes that I got I didn’t do bad but I think I can improve. If I get fifteen minutes or more I can try and help the team maybe get a goal,” Ngcobo told Vina Maphosa of Kaizer Chiefs in an interview before Chiefs’ against Marumo Gallants.

Ngcobo, who was part of the South Africa Olympics team, is working hard in training to show his capabilities and learn from the coaching staff.

“I’m pushing in training and trying to play with the team and trying to make sure that I help the coach, collect information and make sure that I show it on the field,” the 22-year-old Ngcobo explained.

Kaizer Chiefs, still smarting from one discouraging defeat from Mamelodi Sundowns and an embarrassing one from Royal AM, will meet another newly formed team in Marumo Gallants next and Ngcobo says the players are ready to bounce back. The midfielder has not received any backlash from fans he has met, despite the social media rage about Kaizer Chiefs’ latest results.

“To be honest, the people that I meet are always positive. They keep giving us positive energy, telling us that it will come alright, we need to keep pushing, working hard, and make sure that we play for the badge,” noted Ngcobo.

Kaizer Chiefs are currently in the 13th position on the DSTV Premiership log with four points from four games. Chiefs’ game against bottom of the log, Marumo Gallants is scheduled for Sunday 26 September at 5 pm.