Absa Premiership

Nkosi feels his Pirates starting berth is around the corner

2016-10-06 12:33
Ayanda Nkosi (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates striker Ayanda Nkosi insists that he is up for the challenge of fighting for a place in the starting XI.

The 23-year-old joined the Sea Robbers together with Justice Chabalala from Free State Stars in the off-season.

So far Nkosi only made appearances from the bench against Golden Arrows and Wits but has not featured in recent games.

Nkosi has to compete against Tendai Ndoro, Thamsanqa Gabuza and Thabiso Kutumela for a starting spot.

"Competition is great because it brings out the best in all of us. Without competition, we cannot be a better version of ourselves," he told the SowetanLIVE.

"I feel I will soon get my chance. I feel that we forget the moment that we are in and we tend to lose ourselves as footballers.

"It's great because we are always pushing each other at training. Whether I play or not, as long as Ndoro, Gabuza or Kutumela is on the field and the team is winning, I cannot fight them because they are good players.

"You don't get to play for a team such as Pirates if you are not a quality player.

"I'm very confident that I will get my chance because God has His timing. I feel I've got enough time and whether it takes me a year or two, when God puts me at the right place everything will just follow."

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