Cape Town - Kaizer
Chiefs central defender Daniel Cardoso says he is delighted to have
established himself as a starter and hopes to continue improving as a
The 29-year-old has made 17 starts in 2017/18 after making just 15 over the course of his previous two seasons.
It appears coach Steve Komphela decided to make a change from the
long standing pairing of Eric Mathoho and Lorenzo Gordinho at the
beginning of the campaign.
Gordinho has been loaned out to Bloemfontein Celtic whereas Mathoho
is a regular feature on the bench. In addition, Siyabonga Ngezana and
Teenage Hadebe have been Cardoso's regular partners as part of a back
Speaking about the 0-0 draw with Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday night, he told SuperSport:
"Our game plan was me covering the other two centre-backs because they
always wanted to play it around the back and sides and I thought I had
done our job well especially with the other centre-backs covering when I
"(It was a) Great atmosphere. I wish every game can be like this in the PSL. I hope it continues. I am glad."
The Johannesburg-born star also expressed gratitude about being given
a chance to shine and hoped his progress would continue, saying: "I am
glad I got the chance in the beginning of the season and I’m glad the
coaching staff and management give me a chance so I just want to keep
growing as a player."
Amakhosi who remain fourth in the Absa Premiership standings next face a resurgent Bidvest Wits in a league clash at the Bidvest Stadium on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 18:00.