Cape Town - Levy Mokgothu admits he cannot understand why he's been constantly overlooked for selection at Kaizer Chiefs since joining them from Moroka Swallows.
The slender left-back was regarded as a bright prospect when he starred for the Dube Birds in the 2013/14 season and was subsequently snapped up by Amakhosi as cover for first-choice Tsepho Masilela.
Although the 26-year-old understood Masilela was an undisputed starter, he concedes he is bewildered seeing right-backs above him in the pecking order.
"You know with me, I will say that I am hungry," Mokgothu told Goal website. "I am hungry to do well, I am hungry to be a success and I am hungry to prove my work.
"In a way, I have so much to give to the team but then well it is all up to the coach's preference.
"It's a bit down on someone when a team is not doing good and you are not playing because Chiefs is not doing well. I meet people on the road and they also pin me down. They never look at the fact that I am playing or not.
"I wish I could tell people the reason why this is happening. I fail sometimes to have answers of me not playing more especially when they take a right-back and put him on my position."