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Sekotlong ready to fill the void if Billiat and Castro leave Sundowns

10:08 AM GMT 03/12/2017
Thokozani Sekotlong of Mamelodi Sundowns
Despite only recently signing for Masandawana, Sekotlong feels that he is thriving at Chloorkop

Thokozani Sekotlong may have only recently joined Mamelodi Sundowns, but he appears to be enjoying life at Chloorkop.

The 26-year-old, who was released by Free State Stars at the end of the 2016/17 Premier Soccer League (PSL) season, was subsequently given a lifeline by Pitso Mosimane at the beginning of the current campaign, and he hasn’t looked back ever since.

But while he is enjoying life off the field, on the field he has experienced an indifferent start to proceedings having only made a handful of appearances and recently suffered an injury setback against Chippa United in the Telkom Knockout Cup.

But despite the setbacks, Sekotlong believes that his short time in Tshwane has been progressive.

“I think it’s been a good season. It’s been progressive, I am happy with the development and the way it’s been going,” Sekotlong told the Star.

“I am just disappointed that I got injured in the Chippa game; that injury knocked me back a bit, but so far, I am happy with everything,” he added.

“I think I’ve had a fair chance. I started in the Chippa game, but I got injured after 20 minutes. Up until then I was actually gaining momentum in my recovery. These things do happen. It’s just that when I do get my chance again, I need to take it,” Sekotlong emphasized.

Meanwhile, Sekotlong has opened up about Masandawana’s objectives this season.

“We definitely want to win the league. We are a team that wants to play in Caf (competitions), and for us to achieve that, we need to win the league,” he added.

“Our number one target is the league. We definitely want that more than anything so that we can get back into the Caf Champions League.”

With Pitso Mosimane rrecently confirming that Khama Billiat and Leonardo Castro are heading for the exit door, the attacker explains that he is more than ready to fill the void.

“Obviously it’s just rumours – I don’t know what’s going on. If they give me the opportunity, I just need to take it with both hands,” he concluded.