Absa Premiership

Motshwari looking to impress in Soweto derby

2018-10-26 09:41
Ben Motshwari (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates midfielder Ben Motshwari is adamant a good performance in the Soweto derby can help cement his place in the starting line-up this season.

The 27-year-old midfielder competes for a starting spot with Musa Nyatama and is banking on a good display against Kaizer Chiefs to keep his place in Milutin Sredojevic's side.

Motshwari has so far started seven Premiership matches since joining the Sea Robbers from Bidvest Wits in the off-season.

"I think as a player you always want to raise your hand in such matches," he was quoted as saying by SowetanLive website. "When I came here (from Bidvest Wits at the start of the season) my objective was to get more game time, so with a prospect of playing in the derby, I am eager to give my utmost best.

"My goal is to play regularly and doing well in a match of a derby's magnitude can assist me to cement my spot in the starting line-up. Growing up ekasi (in the township), you always dream about playing in the derby. It will mean a lot for me to feature for the first time in a derby on Saturday."

Motshwari revealed that he enjoys playing with Xola Mlambo, after the two were reunited at Mayfair having played together at Wits.

"I enjoy playing with Xola. We have that understanding and it helps that we are also close-off the field," he added.

"I am positive that there's still more to come. But it's not entirely about us; we put the team first and hope that we contribute to collective objectives."

Kick-off is at 15:30.


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