Johannesburg – Orlando
Pirates winger Tlou Segolela is quite comfortable with his current
circumstances and prepared to work for a permanent spot in the starting eleven.
Segolela, who has been with Pirates since 2011, is
struggling to find a place in Vladimir Vermezovic’s starting XI. However, he
is well aware of the fact that he has to work for every minute of game-time
that he gets and is not adopting a negative approach.
“I will keep working hard,” Segolela told the
Segolela even suggested that the stiff competition which
existed within the squad at this juncture would ultimately benefit the team as
the season progressed and there are certainly strong signs that this Pirates
unit will get tougher to beat this term.
“The good thing is that we will not stop working. The
team is playing well and we all have to be ready,” he added.
“Unfortunately only 11 players can be on the field on
match day, so, if we are not in the team, we have to keep working and be ready
for the opportunity that will come.”
Pirates have encountered their first bit is disappointment
this season, after losing the MTN8 Final against their oldest foes Kaizer Chiefs last
week. However, Segolela said the signs were still good for his Pirates team,
suggesting that there will be countless opportunities for him to make an impact
“We have still too many games to come – there are Cup
games coming up, the league is still very long, so, I am hard at
training,” said the 26-year-old winger.
“I just hope everything goes well for us in the next few
matches because we need to bounce from that difficult loss last weekend.”
The next assignment for Pirates is a trip to the coast once
more, where they will play against Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Bay
Stadium on Saturday, September 27.
Kick-off is at 15:00.