I am not here to replace anyone at Mamelodi Sundowns, says Aubrey Ngoma

Aubrey Ngoma of Mamelodi Sundowns
Many believe that Ngoma has been brought in to fill the void left by the former Masandawana playmaker, but the winger believes otherwise

Mamelodi Sundowns’ new signing Aubrey Ngoma is adamant that he has not joined the club as a replacement for the French-based winger Keagan Dolly.

The 25-year-old left Masandawana almost a year ago in a much talked about move that saw the Westbury-native realise his dream of playing for a top European side as he joined French Ligue 1 club Montpellier. But with Dolly’s departure, his absence left a major void in coach Pitso Mosimane’s side as he was unable to find an adequate replacement.

While Mosimane recently brought in Kaizer Chiefs winger George Lebese to the club, the 28-year-old is yet to settle and endear himself to the loyal Sundowns fans, which led the 53-year-old to make one of the biggest swoops of the January transfer window.

The former Bafana Bafana mentor saw his perseverance for the former Cape Town City playmaker Ngoma finally pay off as he was roped in at Chloorkop. But despite Ngoma’s highly anticipated move to Sundowns, the player himself does not believe, or wants to be seen as a replacement for Dolly.

“I am different player to Keagan (Dolly),” Ngoma told Phakaaathi.

Furthermore, Ngoma is hoping that he can instead create his own legacy for the club.

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“I am not here to replace anyone. I think I am here to create my own legacy and my own history with the club. I am not even focused on replacing anyone because Sundowns have played a lot of games now without Keagan and they have been winning,” Ngoma added.

“I don’t think that there is any player at the moment that I should be thinking of replacing because I come in as a different player to what was here before and I am looking forward that when I leave, I leave a good legacy in the history of the club,” he concluded.