With their solely pure left-back Onismor Bhasera already 34 years outdated, SuperSport United have began in search of a participant who can take the baton from the Zimbabwean stalwart from subsequent season going ahead.
This was laid naked by the membership’s chief govt Stan Matthews in a wide-ranging interview with Sowetan just a few weeks in the past. Left-footed centre-back Thatayaone Ditlhokwe has at all times been used as a makeshift left-back every time Bhasera is unavailable.
“Bhasera just isn’t getting any youthful; therefore now we have made it a precedence to get a left-back for subsequent season going ahead. We had our eye on [Terrence] Mashego [when he was still on the books of TS Galaxy], however Cape City Metropolis beat us to his signature,’’ mentioned Matthews.
The SuperSport boss went so far as revealing they might be tempted to talk to Orlando Pirates to see if they will have Bongani Sam. Sam, 23, has been struggling to interrupt into Bucs’ XI, enjoying second fiddle to Harmless Maela and Paseka Mako.
“We imagine in kids sure, however at left-back place we’d like somebody who has expertise, somebody who’ll be able to hit the bottom operating. Pirates are stocked at left-back, so possibly they might assist me out with a participant like Sam if he’s out there,’’ mentioned the Matsatsantsa CEO.
“We’re monitoring quite a few left-backs who appear to be simply extras at their golf equipment in the mean time. I imagine we are going to get the form of a left-back we’re in search of.’’
Sam has amassed simply 4 appearances for the Sea Robbers, since becoming a member of from Bloemfontein Celtic in July 2019. In the identical breath, Matthews insisted Bhasera was nonetheless very a lot of their plans. At first of the season, Matsatsantsa extended his contract by an additional yr.
“We respect to have Bhasera within the group. He’s an excellent man on and off the sector… a real gentleman of the sport however his age and the truth that he’s our solely left-back drive us to get a participant who will compete with him. He’s nonetheless in our plans going ahead,’’ acknowledged Matthews.