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
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.