Absa Premiership

Malajila still hopes to feature for Sundowns

2018-09-07 13:22
Cuthbert Malajila (Gallo Images)

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."

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