Former Bafana player released by Scunthorpe

Former Bafana Bafana defender, Kgosi Ntlhe, has been released by English National League side Scunthorpe United following the end of his short-term contract.

Ntlhe, who has two Bafana Bafana caps, re-joined the fifth-tier English side at the beginning of the season but struggled to hold a regular place due to injuries.

“The 28-year-old re-joined us in the summer for a second spell at Glanford Park, and made 10 appearances.

In total, over two spells, he’s played 31 times for the Iron, scoring once. We thank him for his efforts and wish him well for the future,” the club said in a statement.

Ten years ago, the left back was called “the player of the future” by then Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund.

Since making his professional debut in 2012 for Peterborough United, he only played regular football 2013 and 2014 following the club’s relegation to League One.

He later joined Stevenage in 2016 but was released after just one season.

After spells with Rochdale and Scunthorpe, in 2020 he joined newly promoted League Two side Barrow where he spent two seasons before he was released.

*Image sourced from @SUFCOfficial (Scunthorpe United)

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