One on one with new Lamontville Golden Arrows player

2016-06-29 06:00

FORMER Sobantu Shooting Stars (ABC MotsepeLeague) player and ex-Maritzburg College pupil, Quincy Ngcobo, this season joined the PSL team Lamontville Golden Arrows.

Jerry Barnes caught up with him.

JB: We are proud of you for finally playing in the PSL this season after joining the KwaZulu-Natal giant, Golden Arrows. How was your first and official season in th elite league?

QN : I would say it was good and totally different from what I was used to in terms of environment and atmosphere.

JB: What do you mean?

QN: The PSL is very tactical and you need to adapt quickly, something that you can get away with in the lower divisions like the ABC Motsepe League.

JB: Are you saying the lower division leagues are easy?

QN: No, I am trying to say that mainly the lower leagues are about raw talent, unlike in the PSL. Here you have to be tactical, disciplined and have a great deal of tactical awareness, adaption is really crucial.

JB: It was a big and unexpected jump for you - from the third tier to the elite league, right?

QN: Yes, but it was not necessarily a big jump. I did not feel like that. I’ve played with a lot of players from the PSL before.

JB: So this was not really a problem for you.

QN: No, playing with PSL players and travelling around the country made me tough and I gained experience. It was like I have been playing at high level for some time.

JB: How many games did play for Arrows in your first season?

QN: I played four games for the senior team and four for MDC [MultiChoice Diski Challenge].

JB: When you joined Arrows how did the players accept you?

QN: The team were very welcoming and warm.

JB: When you joined which players became close to you like friends.

QN: Deon Hotto, Thembela Sikhakhane and Ricardo Goss were very close and helped me to settle down. The captain was also supportive because he knows what I’m capable of doing.

JB: Will you be joining bigger or Gauteng teams in seasons to come?

QN: Obviously every player wants to play for the so-called bigger teams of PSL giants, but I’m content with Arrows. This team gave a break and my mind is with my side and I aim to do well for them.

JB: So you are not likely to move to Gauteng soon?

QN: I am currently an Arrow property. I want to perform miracles for my team just because they have faith in me.

JB: Which team did you support or follow as a young boy?

QN: Kaizer Chiefs, and my father, Thobias Ngcobo, is a passionate Orlando Pirates supporter.

JB: Do you get a lot of support from you mother.

QN: Yes, she is one of my big supporters.

JB: What is your mother’s role in y our sport?

QN: My mother is one of those humble parents­. Her name is Nonhlanhla Ngcobo, a teacher by profession who teaches at Ikusasa Elihle High. She plays an important role in my sport career, praying and encouraging me. She is a queen and the real darling of the family.

JB: Lastly, don’t get big headed, always stay level-headed.

QN: I will always stay level-headed.

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