Orlando Pirates right back Mthokozisi Dube has revealed why he requested to go out on loan to Golden Arrows this season.
Dube joined Arrows on loan from the Soweto giants before the start of the current campaign and has been a key figure in the side. Arrows have been the surprise package this season and currently sit in second place on the DSTV Premiership standings.
“I asked to go out on loan because I was not getting game-time. I requested a loan move. Luckily they did not give me a hard time because they saw I was not getting enough game-time and I am getting old, so it was a quick process for me to go out on loan,” Dube tells the Siya crew.
“As a footballer, you just want to play football. So, if you are not playing where you are, you just want to move. It was difficult to make the decision, but for my career, I had to request a move. It was difficult, but it’s something I wanted to do. I still have two years, but I have not thought of that (going back to Pirates). I am focused on finishing the season with Arrows and then that’s when I can think about other possibilities.
“I’d say I have had a good season so far. I have played most of the games. I think I have contributed as much as I can. The team helped me settle in well into the system, so they have helped me to contribute the way I have.”
Dube has explained why Arrows have been doing well this season.
“It’s all about teamwork and the group that we have. We have young, hungry players who are willing to fight for each other. We are a small group and it makes it easier to work well together and it makes the coach’s job easier when he has a small group to work with. The coach gives us the freedom to play football. When a coach gives you the freedom to play football and is also confident in the team, it rubs off on us. He really gives us the confidence to express ourselves,” he added.
“I think in the position we are in, we look good to finish in the top eight. That’s what we are aiming for. We want to finish in the top eight.”