The 28-year-old who recently signed for Masandawana in the January transfer window following a long-drawn out negotiation process had been a thorn in Sundowns’ plans during his stay at Cape Town City. But this time around, he will be forced to reproduce that same form in the colours of the Brazilians.
This creates an interesting subplot aside from the fact that only four points separate the two sides at the top of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) ladder.
Nonetheless, speaking ahead of the clash at Athlone Stadium, Ngoma admits he has conflicting feelings regarding a return to his old stomping ground.
“I have mixed-feelings about this game,” Ngoma was quoted as saying by IOL.
“I don’t even know what I will do should I score. My reaction will be whatever comes naturally, in terms of whether I celebrate or not. It will be driven by what I feel at that moment. I have fond memories of my time at Cape Town City.
However, Ngoma hopes to put sentimentality aside and help the Tshwane giants finally get the better of the Citizens.
"They took my football to the next level and I grew as a person and as a player in my time there. My proudest moment was when we won the Telkom Knockout in our first season. But I have to move on, now I am at Sundowns and if I am given the chance I will look to help the team break the spell Cape Town City have over us,” he added.
Meanwhile, since moving to Chloorkop, Ngoma has found himself resigned to several cameo appearances as he finds his feel in Tshwane, and he admits that having such great competition at the club is motivating him to keep on going.
“It’s a big motivation to see a player who is on your level, if not better than you, on the bench while you play ahead of him, that means you must give it your all because if you don’t there is a more than capable replacement waiting,” Ngoma said.
“Such competition keeps you on your toes and it can only be good for the team and your development as a player,” he concluded.