Absa Premiership

Niang ready to fight for place

2015-03-31 08:37
Mame Niang (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Despite a severe lack of playing time since moving to Mamelodi Sundowns, Mame Niang is not becoming despondent, according to his agent Steve Kapeluschnik.

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The striker made a big money move to the Brazilians from SuperSport United at the beginning of the season, but has been unable to secure a regular place in the first team.

No-one would begrudge the striker for being disappointed with his current situation, seeing as he turned down the likes of Soweto giants Orlando Pirates in favour of joining Downs.

The Senegalese striker has not managed to be more than a bit-part player this season, but he is still keen to prove himself at Sundowns.

"He is happy at the club, you know," Kapeluschnik told goal.com.

"Yes, he has not played a lot as much as he would've liked to but that's how it goes when you are playing for Sundowns, you have to fight hard for your place in the team despite your obvious ability."

Niang was the Premiership's top goal scorer in the 2005/06 season, and Kapeluschnik believes his client can still add value to the club.

"He is keen to keep fighting for his place in the team and has not once murmured of his lack of game-time," he said.

"He believes he still has a lot to offer the club and we share the same sentiment."

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