Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns striker Cuthbert
Malajila believes he still has a role to play for the club despite being
starved of playing time in recent seasons.
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In 2017/18 the once prolific forward made just two substitute
appearances and spent 2016/17 out on loan to Bidvest Wits, where he
scored four Premiership goals in 25 appearances.
The Zimbabwe international last featured for the Brazilians as a late
substitute in October 2017 against Kaizer Chiefs, and has been
completely unused in 2018/19 as well.
Nonetheless, despite a forward line that includes Jose Ali Meza, Toni
Silva, Lebohang Maboe, Jeremy Brockie, Sibusiso Vilakazi and Phakamani
Mahlambi, the 32-year-old is confident of competing for a place.
He told KickOff: "I never had those talks (of leaving). The coach (Pitso Mosimane) still believes in me, that's why I'm still here.
"But you know tomorrow never dies. You never know, but again I'm
still committed to Sundowns. The club never said anything about it.
"Football is about competition, I'm always ready for challenges. Even
on day one when I moved to Sundowns there was competition. So it's part
of the game and as a player I'm always ready for competition, it makes
me a better player.
"So it's good for everyone. It's good for me as a player, it's good for other players also, it's good for the team."