Ngezana continues to reap big! Ex-Kaizer Chiefs defender secures another trophy

Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Siyabonga Ngezana continued his excellent run in Romania after bagging another trophy ahead of the new season.

The South Africa international was named on the bench as FCSB defeated Corvinul Hunedoara 3-0 in the Super Cup game staged at the Steaua Stadium in Bucuresti on Thursday night.

David Miculescu opened the scoring in favour of FCSB after just 21 minutes, before Marius Stefanescu doubled the advantage in the 52nd minute. Ngezana was then introduced with 15 minutes to go, replacing former Tottenham Hotspur defender Vlad Chiriches.

The Bafana Bafana star joined his teammates in celebrating the third goal by Luis Phelipe with just 10 minutes to go, eventually helping his team keep a clean sheet and secure the trophy that signifies the start of the Romanian season.

Siyabonga Ngezana
Siyabonga Ngezana of South Africa during the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2026 match between South Africa and Zimbabwe at the Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein on the 11 June 2024 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix – Photo by Icon Sport

What has Ngezana achieved since his exit from the Glamour Boys

The 26-year-old Amakhosi Academy graduate did not have a good start to life in Europe, but he eventually settled and became a key player for the team.

He played 30 top-tier games and managed to provide an assist as FCSB went on to win the league title for the first time in nine years.

The win ensured his team qualified for the 2024/25 Uefa Champions League. The organizers conducted the initial draw on June 18 to pair teams that will face each other in the first round of the qualifiers.  

Ngezana will have to help his team get past San Marino outfit SS Virtus in a two-legged fixture that will be played on a home-and-away basis. 

The Romanians will be away in the first leg which will be played at the Campo Sportivo Stadium in Acquaviva on either July 9 with the second one scheduled for a week later at the National Arena in Bucuresti.

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Mvala Mothobi and Ngezana Siyabonga – Photo by Imago

Ngezana wins Broos' heart

The center-back was part of the Hugo Broos' Bafana Bafana squad that played in Group C of the 2026 Fifa World Cup qualifiers.

In the absence of the injured Grant Kekana, Ngezana started the two games against Nigeria and Zimbabwe respectively, putting up a decent shift that ensured South Africa collected four points from a possible six.

It will be interesting to see whether the Belgian will keep him in the starting team once all his players are fit and ready to play.

The defender's exploits have attracted some teams from France and Turkey; Ngezana insisted he is ready for a new challenge but he has to get his club's blessings. 

Ngezana continues to reap big! Ex-Kaizer Chiefs defender secures another trophy
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