Former Kaizer Chiefs star, Reneilwe Letsholonyane has given Eric Mathoho a word of advice on how to prove his worth to the technical team, after he was voted in the Carling Black Cup starting line-up by the supporters.
Mathoho is the only player alongside Itumeleng Khune left in the Chiefs sqaud when the club last won a trophy in 2015. Tower, as he’s affectionately known, has seemingly struggled for game time under head coach Arthur Zwane, who prefers Zitha Kwinika and Edmilson Dove as his centre back pair. Mathoho has only made one appearance in the DStv Premiership, after 13 games played thus far.
Letsholonyane who was a teammate to Mathoho at Chiefs and at Bafana Bafana, has advised the veteran defender to use the Carling Black Cup to prove his worth to the technical team, and to the supporters who have shown faith in him.
“It is his opportunity to prove to the technical team that he deserves to play because he hasn’t played much this season, and he would want to make his way back to the starting line-up,” Letsholonyane told ThisisFootball.Africa
“Mathoho has to show that he deserves to play, by giving guidance to youngsters since the team has many youngsters. He must give a good performance by showing his leadership qualities to the whole team, because he’s a senior player”.
Amakhosi have an opportunity to get a taste of silverware, when they face Orlando Pirates in a top four Carling Black Label Cup, set to take place at FNB Stadium on Saturday. In the opening match, Mamelodi Sundowns will face off against AmaZulu, and the winners between the two encounters will clash in the final for the title honours.
Chiefs have had an inconsistent start to the new campaign which saw them win six games, drawing three while losing four times, and they are positioned 4th on the league table after 13 games played.