Black Leopards midfielder Thuso Phala has opened up about the lack of game time at the club in recent times that has also been questioned by the club supporters.
The 33-year-old has not played for Lidoda Duvha since December last year after featuring in 12 matches at the beginning of the season.
Coach Alan Clark has preferred to play captain Thabo Matlaba and more recently Xolani Ndlovu in the right wing position leaving the former SuperSport United player down in the pecking order.
Phala has played down any suggestion that the lack of game time is due to him being disturbed at the club.
“There is no such thing as I am disrupted here as you can see I am fit at training and I am pushing at training as any other player but it is the coach’s decision to put me in the team,” Phala told FARPost.
“For me I just keep pushing at training until I am given a chance. I don’t want to question the decision of who is playing and who is not playing I must just come to training do my part and you know hope to make the team and if I am not in the team I must support the guys,” he said.
“I am part of Black Leopards so if something happens to Black Leopards it also affects me it’s not like only those who are playing only. So I am just working hard at training and I am not injured I am fully fit and I am just waiting for my chance to play.”
Phala is yet to find the back of the net for Lidoda Duvha but has one assist in the 12 matches.
By Ofhani Munyai