Weeks after getting signed by Romanian giants FC Steau Bucharesti, former Kaizer Chiefs defender Siayabonga Ngezana is already under pressure.
The 25-year-old left Amakhosi end of May to join the Romanian club. In his debut, Ngezana slipped and allowed the opponent to score an equalising goal in a pre-season match. Since then, the Bafana Bafana player has struggled to find his place in the first team.
According to reports, Steau Bucharesti owner Gigi Becali has given Ngezana an ultimatum to start delivering.
FORMER CHIEFS DEFENDER STRUGGLING IN ROMANIA
Ngezana is yet to make a competitive appearance this season although Steau Bucharesti have played four games so far this season.
The club boss did say that the former Chiefs player needed to adjust to the club.
“Ngezana needs time to adjust. We need a moment of adjustment, three or four months of accommodation, but we don’t wait that long, a month, that is it,” Becali was quoted on Goal.
After moving from Chiefs, Ngezana was given the armband on his debut but the young defender made a mistake that costed his side. His coach Elias Charalambous said the defender shouldn’t be judged on one game.
“Ngezana is new here, you shouldn’t judge him based on that one moment where he slipped before PAOK’s goal. Such things happen, and we are all trying to help him integrate as quickly as possible into the club’s philosophy,” Charalambous said after last month’s match.