Orlando Pirates striker Thabiso Kutumela has revealed why he stayed with the Soweto giants.
However, Kutumela decided to stay at Bucs and fight for his place in the starting line-up following the arrival of Serbian coach Milutin Sredojevic.
“The new coach (Milutin Sredojevic) is always encouraging us and is like a father to us,” Kutumela told Isolezwe.
“I didn’t ask to be loaned out because I want to fight for my place in the team," he continued.
The former Baroka FC striker netted twice for Bucs as they defeated AmaZulu 2-1 in their first match of the 2017/18 Multichoice Diski Choice (MDC) on Saturday.
"I believe that if I work hard I will get my chance and I will grab it with both hands,” Kutumela added.
“I am happy that I scored two goals because this should help me rebuild my confidence and return to the form I was in during my days at Baroka,” he concluded.