Moleko holds no hard feelings

Nedbank Cup

Moleko has made just 63 appearances across the past six-and-a-half seasons at Naturena since his arrival from Bloemfontein Celtic in July 2012.

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The 29-year-old has constantly been overshadowed by his competition at right-back, which has included Bafana Bafana internationals Siboniso Gaxa and Ramahlwe Mphahlele, and occasionally by makeshift wingback Joseph Molangoane.

He has only once made more than 10 appearances in a season, which was back in 2015/16 during a spell on the sidelines for then-first-choice right-back Gaxa.

However, since Middendorp has come into the picture, Moleko has gained more favour as he’s featured in five of the club’s six league games – only missing their match against Mamelodi Sundowns as well as their CAF Confederation Cup fixtures due to non-registration.

Although this could also be attributed to the absence of Mphahlele and Molangoane, who have been recovering from injuries.

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Nonetheless, Moleko refuses to feel hard done by over his limited opportunities.

“It’s a good thing for me that the coach has showed faith in me, but one thing that I can say is that everyone who plays at Chiefs deserves to play at Chiefs,” said Moleko.

“The management are doing a good job to bring a lot of players and some of them deserve to be here, so I can’t complain when I’m not playing.

“If someone I share a position in common with is doing a good job and I don’t have a chance to play, I just need to continue working hard and my luck is now here. But I just need to keep on going now.”

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