Absa Premiership

Mokoena vows to get back to his best

2017-01-27 13:40
Lebohang Mokoena (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town winger Lebohang Mokoena admits he is currently undergoing a transition period, but is adamant that he will soon become a regular for the Urban Warriors.

The former Orlando Pirates youth development product completed a two-year deal to the Cape Town-based outfit in August last year after a seven-year stint with Mamelodi Sundowns - the majority of which was spent on the sidelines in the latter stages of his career with the Brazilians.

The 30-year-old has subsequently endured tough start to life with Ajax - making only three appearances for the first-team, whilst featuring twice for the MultiChoice Diski side.

"It's been up and down," he told the Sowetan Live.

"I came down because coach Roger (de Sa) needed me, so after his departure everything started from scratch.

"Coach (Stanley) Menzo had to take over, so I have to try and make sure I raise my hand.

"I think I've outgrown that (frustration)... It has taken time to adjust to the environment, understand the players and how the team operates," he added.

The former U23 international suggested that the Africa Cup Of Nations break will give him ample time to fast-track his fitness in a bid to garner regular game-time.

"But I've only been with the club for four or five months," said Mokoena. "It is early days and I'm getting there.

"Coach Menzo expects leadership and experience from me, so he's been really pushing me hard."

Read more on:    ajax cape town  |  psl  |  lebohang mokoena  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Wednesday, 23 October 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v Highlands Park, Lucas Moripe Stadium 19:30
Friday, 25 October 2019
Cape Town City v Maritzburg United, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
SuperSport United v Black Leopards, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 26 October 2019
Stellenbosch v Orlando Pirates, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Polokwane City, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:30
Highlands Park v Chippa United, Makhulong Stadium 20:15
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.