Absa Premiership

Mpontshane not fretting over lack of game-time

2016-12-28 22:10
Siyabonga Mpontshane (Supplied)
Siyabonga Mpontshane (Supplied)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Siyabonga Mpontshane says he is waiting patiently for his chance, despite being a benchwarmer at the Buccaneers.

The 30-year-old KwaZulu-Natal-born gloveman, who has only made 10 appearances since joining Pirates in January 2015 from Platinum Stars, insists he is ready to meet the challenge head on.

"Yes, it's not a nice feeling to be a benchwarmer, but I have a healthy competition with all Bucs' keepers because we are all fighting for the same cause.  In fact, whoever is in the starting XI, we support him as the team's goalkeepers," Mpontshane told Vodacom Soccer.

"Despite my lack of game-time, I will keep on working my socks off at training and wait patiently for my chance to come.

"Look, Pirates is a big team, and when I joined the team from Platinum Stars I knew very well that I would be competing with the best, which is why I'm not worried because I know my chance will come as long as I keep on working hard and wait patiently."

Mpontshane, who is battling it out for number-one jersey with Brighton Mhlongo and Felipe Ovono, has been in the 18-man squad in Bucs' two last league matches against Maritzburg United and Bloemfontein Celtic.

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