Register Login Live

PSL

Does Moleko Deserve A Chance?

Kaizer Chiefs right-back, Kgotso Moleko, has become an increasingly marginalised player at Chiefs in the last two seasons. Understandably, he played second fiddle to Siboniso Gaxa during Chiefs' league and cup double-winning season in 2012/13 as the Bafana Bafana international was in very solid form. 

Gaxa's form saw him rewarded as he was called-up to the Bafana squad that did duty in the Afcon earlier this year. However, it now appears the player is not at the level he was at previously be it for a number of reasons. Gaxa recently revealed in the media that a number of niggling injuries may be affecting his form.

In addition, it appears his stock has dropped to some degree as the 29-year-old wasn't even a part of the make-shift Bafana squad that recently took on Swaziland. He was also not called-up to the squad that famously beat Spain this past Tuesday.

Read: Iniesta Praises Physical Bafana

It suggests there could be a case made that Gaxa's understudy, Moleko, deserves a chance to be given a run in Chiefs' starting 11. The 24-year-old made just four league appearances in 2012/13 and hasn't featured at all this season. With Gaxa seemingly in in dip form, perhaps it could be an opportunity for coach, Stuart Baxter, to give Moleko a run out against Platinum Stars on Saturday.

Read: Majoro And Gaxa Primed For Stars

With Moleko still relatively young and with his contract at Chiefs running until June 2015, it could be that the player represents the future of the club at right-back position. With that said, Gaxa has shown himself to be a pedigreed performer at the highest level over the years, and it remains to be seen whether Baxter will risk switching things around or not in the foreseeable future.

By David Minchella

Follow David on Twitter: @DavidLaduma

Moleko: We Can Still Improve

AmaZulu, Celtic Eye Moleko

Masango, Moleko Miss Dikwena Trip

64 comments

Top 5

PSL Announce New Premiership Sponsor

166 Sep 24, 2020 06:21 PM in PSL

The World's 10 Highest-Paid Football Stars Today

Sep 14, 2020 08:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pirates Make Decision On Defender After Hlatshwayo Arrival

28 Sep 23, 2020 01:28 PM in Orlando Pirates

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

18 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Reported Mass Clearout At Ajax After Promotion Heartbreak!

8 Sep 23, 2020 10:22 AM in Siyagobhoza

Inside Chiefs: Images Of Amakhosi Back At Training!

19 Sep 27, 2020 02:31 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Sleek Bafana Home & Away Concept Jerseys Showcased

21 Sep 23, 2020 03:27 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Mokoena Added To Chiefs Transfer Shopping List?

57 Sep 23, 2020 05:30 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: Swallows Announce Seventh Signing

40 Sep 26, 2020 08:53 AM in PSL

Pirates Make Decision On Defender After Hlatshwayo Arrival

28 Sep 23, 2020 01:28 PM in Orlando Pirates

Mokoena Added To Chiefs Transfer Shopping List?

57 Sep 23, 2020 05:30 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Pirates New Midfield Ace’s Contract Details Revealed

23 Sep 24, 2020 02:00 PM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pitso Hits Back At Critics: They Are Also Billionaires!

208 Sep 24, 2020 10:00 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns