Orlando Pirates captain Thabo Matlaba admits that he prefers the left-back position following his two consecutive
games playing on the right.
for the Buccaneers' preferred right-back, Ntsikelelo Nyauza, against Jomo Cosmos
last month forced head coach Eric Tinkler to utilise the hard working Matlaba
on the right and it was also the case against arch rivals, Kaizer Chiefs, at
the weekend when the two sides shared the spoils after their 1-1 stalemate at FNB Stadium.
told reporters in a post-match press conference that he is capable of playing
anywhere the coach wants him to play but he is more comfortable on the left.
I enjoy playing more at the left back position than on the right,” insisted
“But if the
coach wants me to play wherever he wants me to, I will play without any
professional footballer and I have to play for the team but my favourite
position is the left-back.
where I feel more comfortable and I enjoy my game most playing there.”
Gcaba suspended for their next encounter against Ajax Cape Town at home on
Wednesday, Matlaba is most likely to return to his favourite position.
will commence at 19:30.