We need to be flexible: Mashaba

2015-04-08 12:40
Mzikayise Mashaba (Supplied)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns utility player Mzikayise Mashaba says he is enjoying his current role after filling various different positions this season.

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While his favoured position is in midfield, Mashaba has filled in at full-back on more than one occasion. 

Be that as it may, Mashaba is relishing being involved in the first team, even if it means playing at left-back.

"The plan, under coach Pitso [Mosimane], is that everyone needs to be versatile," Mashaba told Football411.

"Almost everyone here is able to play two or more positions and I can't be the exception.

"Look at guys like Rama [Ramahlwe Mphahlele] and Zungu [Bongani], it is happening to them too.

"So we've come to acknowledge that to be a part and parcel of the team you need to be flexible and so far I am enjoying it.

"Preferably I'd like to play in the advanced role more often because I feel I most comfortable there.

"But the call is not mine to make so I will play wherever the coach wants me to play."

Sundowns were knocked out of the CAF Champions League by TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi on Sunday, meaning they are now fighting for two trophies, as opposed to three.

Mashaba added: "We would have obviously loved to win all three, but that won't happen anymore so we will give the two other cups we are contesting a shot.

"We've been down this road with the league before and we know exactly what to expect.

"We just have to take it one game at a time, focus on ourselves and the results will work out for themselves. It is nothing new."

Mosimane's men will take on Mpumalanga Black Aces in a Premiership clash on Wednesday night, before locking horns with the very same opponents in the Nedbank Cup quarter-finals on Sunday afternoon.

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