Absa Premiership

Masuku to work even harder

2014-11-11 13:38
Menzi Masuku (Supplied)
Menzi Masuku (Supplied)
Cape Town - Orlando Pirates midfielder Menzi Masuku, who has yet to make an appearance for the club in the Premiership, is delighted by the opportunity which was presented to him during the Telkom Knockout.

While Masuku was part of a Pirates team which lost 2-0 against SuperSport United in the semi-final of the competition on Saturday, he is satisfied with the contribution he made to the club’s cause, even though the opportunity was limited.

A product of the National First Division, Masuku first had to earn his stripes at Dynamos, Roses United and Jomo Cosmos, before making the trip to Bucs.

"It is a dream of every player to play for a big team. The opportunity to play was great, I really enjoyed it even though it was for a few minutes only, but it was really nice," Masuku told the club’s website.

The 21-year-old is still under no illusions about the enormity of the task which lies ahead for him and is well aware of the fact that he will have to graft particularly hard before he can earn a permanent spot in the team this season.

However, given the club’s recent form, the opportunity to prove himself in the Premiership might present itself sooner than he thinks and believes that the onus will be on him to be prepared when that chance does come.

"Now we have to work and give the coach options," added Masuku.

"It is difficult to break into the team or just be part of the 18 players that go to camp you see. Now that I managed to play one game, I want to push hard to build on what I have started.

"Playing in the Diski Challenge under Coach Augusto Palacios really helped me do what I love the most. I was not nervous or anything.

"I was just glad that I lived my dream on the night which was to play for such a big club; for now I am not thinking of competing for places or anything - I just got here and I have to learn and make sure I fit in the team."

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