Cape Town - Newly signed Orlando Pirates defender Abel
Mabaso is confident that when the chance arises to make his competitive debut
for his new club, he will make the most of it.
Mabaso was signed in the off-season from
Chippa United but has yet to feature for Milutin Sredojevic's side in their
five competitive fixtures so far this season.
"I've been working hard with my
team-mates and I feel confident of the work I've put in," he told Soccer Laduma website.
"There is a lot of
quality in this team which means you need to be at your best to play.
"What I can tell you is that when my
time comes for me to play I will be more than ready.
"It's always good for the
coaches to have lots of players they can rely on throughout all the positions.
"The added advantage with me is that I
can play throughout the defence and in front of the back four and this gives the
coaches more options."
The former Ajax Cape Town and Mamelodi Sundowns man has
previously said that he prefers playing in midfield to defence.
However, when Masandawana lacked cover at
right-back, Mabaso was asked to fill in there.
With the likes of Xola Mlambo, Musa Nyatama
and Ben Motshwari competing for midfield places, the 27-year-old's versatility
is bound to come in handy.