Shingi Matibiri, Sports Reporter
Mamelodi Sundowns defender Devine Lunga has pleaded for a chance to prove himself at his preferred left back position rather than at centre back.
Lunga has failed to dislodge Lyle Lakay on the left back position since moving from Golden Arrows in July last year managing only 11 appearances across all competitions this season.
He has since been shifted to the centre back role which he has struggled to imposed himself as a trusted lieutenant for the cruising Masandawana.
Lunga has since appealed for patience and more chances at his preferred position rather than the centre back.
“It’s football. I have to take any chance that’s given to me as a player irrespective of where I play but I am a left-back. The team had a problem where most of the centre-backs were injured, so I had to play as a centre-back to help the team because the team is [more] important than me. However, my aim is to fight for my position as a left-back,” Lunga told the media.
“I love competition. Lyle and Aubrey have been brilliant. Their brilliance has helped me not to relax. It’s hard to break into the XI at Sundowns but at the same time this stiff competition pushes you to work until you become a regular,” he said.
“Our target now is to win the Nedbank Cup to complete the treble. Sundowns is a big team in SA, so we must win each and every trophy available.”