Uthongathi FC utility player Philani Shange believes his side are out of contention for league honours this season.
The veteran former Golden Arrows winger has struggled with injuries this season and is adamant it’s going to be an uphill battle for his side to catch pace setters in the South African second division.
Shange, who turns 35 years next month, wants Uthongathi FC to fight for a playoffs spot.
“As a player I believe I can win the league with any team I play for, but I can see now the league (GladAfrica Championship) is gone. If we can play in the playoffs we can say we have achieved something”.
Shange dreams of seeing the KZN side campaigning in the Premier division of South African football. “For me I want to see Uthongathi FC one day playing in the PSL and to see myself growing as an individual. I know age is not on my side and I would like to see myself working in football”.
The former Amazulu and Chippa United attacking midfielder will be pivotal for Uthongathi FC when they host Jomo Cosmos in the league on Saturday, having returned from injury.
Uthongathi are ninth on the log standings, while Cosmos are 11th.
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter