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Mnyamane thriving under 'bigger demands'

2017-03-27 10:24
Thabo Mnyamane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana forward Thabo Mnyamane believes the expectation and competition at SuperSport United has made him a better player.

The 24-year-old is in his first season with SuperSport United, having been part of the University of Pretoria side which was relegated last season.

He has gone on to become one of Matsatsantsa's and indeed the league's standout performers, playing in nearly every match while netting seven goals and creating numerous assists in league and cup for the Tshwane outfit.

Mnyamane, who can play on the wing or as a support striker, has also become an increasingly obvious choice in the national team setup.

"Being in a team with bigger demands has helped me set my goals higher and make me demand a lot from myself," he told the Star.

"That means I am growing as a player. I need to adjust to the demands of the team. What I like about this team is that there is no pressure, even though we are expected to do well and win things."

Participating for SuperSport in the CAF Confederation Cup while also challenging on all fronts domestically has also helped Mnyamane become a more complete player.

"Playing at this level makes you see football in a different perspective," he explained. 

"It has helped me to understand that I need to be stronger and how to deal with more physical opponents.

"African teams play with a lot of heart and hunger. It takes something special to beat that. This is my first time playing continental football, and I think that it has prepared me well for Bafana, not just on this camp, but future camps too."

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