Absa Premiership

I don't regret being captain - Shabba

2016-04-15 08:53
Siphiwe Tshabalala (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Siphiwe Tshabalala doesn't regret taking the responsibility to captain Kaizer Chiefs in a season the club has struggled for consistency and positive results.

Tshabalala has been among the leaders at Amakhosi for a long time. The armband just confirmed that, when he was given it at the start of this season to take over from Tefu Mashamaite, who had led the club in their record-breaking season as they lifted two trophies.

Tshabalala has yet to lift a trophy in a season that has panned out badly for the team as they struggle to find their feet.

"Definitely not, I don't regret it," Tshabalala told reporters. "It helps me. It always helps me, especially when I am in a tough situation in the future, if I go through this than I would know that I did my best and I didn't crack. I'll just keep on going."

Tshabalala and Chiefs will have to keep going on Saturday night against Ajax Cape Town at the FNB Stadium.

"Shabba" admitted to taking full responsibility for the second goal that Chiefs conceded in the draw 2-2 with Mpumalanga Black Aces in a match they looked set to win. Chiefs' fans chanted Itumeleng Khune's name when goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse conceded one of those two goals, something that Tshabalala doesn't agree with.

"Mistakes happen in the game," Tshabalala added. "Even goals, there are those that are scored from mistakes. What happened with Reyaad, he made a mistake.

"Even the goalkeeper (Jackson Mabokgwane) made a mistake and any keeper would have done the same. It is part of the game. Even though it happens, we as players also need to show unity.

"Even though it happens, we still support you. Even though you let the team down, we will protect you. Maybe it's because of the things that are happening at the moment, the bad run, that's why our supporters are a bit impatient with us and the coach."

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