Cape Town - Orlando
Pirates striker Lehlohonolo Majoro says that he does not have a problem sitting
on the bench, as long as those ahead of him in the pecking order are playing
Pirates vs Polokwane
The 28-year-old has predominantly been used off the bench
since joining the club at the beginning of the year, with Kermit Erasmus
currently Vladimir Vermezovic's first choice attacker.
Erasmus has had his shooting boots on thus far this season,
with the 24-year-old scoring three times in the league and twice in the MTN8.
As a result, Majoro says that he is content to sit with the replacements, as
the team comes first.
“People always create their own issues,” Majoro told KickOff of
speculation that he is unhappy at the club.
“What people don’t understand about me is... you know, they
think I give up easily or I become frustrated easily.”
“It’s not like that. I can sit on the bench and watch
someone play in my position. If he’s doing well I will never complain – ever!
My problem is sitting on the bench when the guy playing is not doing well and I
am not given an opportunity.”
“Kermit has been doing well; even when he wasn’t scoring
people never noticed that he was assisting. Kermit and I play a lot alike in
terms of our style of play, and I understand that we can’t both play at the
“There is going to come a time when Kermit will need a break
because of fatigue and it will be my turn to step up, and it will keep like
that throughout the season.”
Meanwhile, Pirates look to bounce back of consecutive
defeats (Chippa United and Kaizer Chiefs) when they meet Polokwane City in the
Telkom Knockout on Sunday, October 5 at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto.
Kick-off is at 15:00.