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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."

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