Mpumalanga Black Aces goalkeeper, Jackson Mabokgwane, believes that the reason why many South African players lack consistency is because PSL clubs sign players they don’t need.
In an interview with Soccer Laduma this week, Mabokgwane, who himself spent many years not getting game time at Mamelodi Sundowns, says most quality players in SA go through a lot of stop and start.
“As a result of not getting game time, they regularly change clubs. In the long run that affects the national team because most of our quality players spend most of their times sitting on the bench,” commented Mabokgwane.
“Look at me for an example; I turned professional at the same time as Itumeleng Khune and Senzo Meyiwa. They are now regulars in the national team, while I’m still trying to establish myself in the PSL.
“Chiefs and Pirates decided to take a gamble on them and look at them now. I’m not saying Sundowns should have done the same, but I’m just pointing out the obvious,” added Mabokgwane.
Mabokgwane was outstanding once again for AmaZayoni when they beat Orlando Pirates 1-0 Absa Premiership match at Orlando Stadium last night.
For the full Mabokgwane interview, get a copy of this week’s Soccer Laduma, Edition 865, and refer to page 17.