Absa Premiership

Mokgothu bewildered at Chiefs predicament

2016-03-24 17:23
Levy Mokgothu (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Levy Mokgothu admits he cannot understand why he's been constantly overlooked for selection at Kaizer Chiefs since joining them from Moroka Swallows.

The slender left-back was regarded as a bright prospect when he starred for the Dube Birds in the 2013/14 season and was subsequently snapped up by Amakhosi as cover for first-choice Tsepho Masilela.

Although the 26-year-old understood Masilela was an undisputed starter, he concedes he is bewildered seeing right-backs above him in the pecking order.

"You know with me, I will say that I am hungry," Mokgothu told Goal website. "I am hungry to do well, I am hungry to be a success and I am hungry to prove my work.

"In a way, I have so much to give to the team but then well it is all up to the coach's preference.

"It's a bit down on someone when a team is not doing good and you are not playing because Chiefs is not doing well. I meet people on the road and they also pin me down. They never look at the fact that I am playing or not.

"I wish I could tell people the reason why this is happening. I fail sometimes to have answers of me not playing more especially when they take a right-back and put him on my position."

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