One of Orlando Pirates’ new signings is patiently waiting to make his debut for the club.
Former Maritzburg United midfielder Siphesihle Ndlovu says he understands that those who are playing in his position are currently doing well, so he has to keep working and wait for his turn to feature. Ndlovu joined the Soweto giants from the Team of Choice on a three-year deal.
Asked how he felt about not getting a run in the club's past two matches – the Carling Black Label Cup and the Absa Premiership match against Bloemfontein Celtic – Ndlovu said he did not expect to walk straight into the starting line-up because of the quality of players that the club has.
“The good thing is that I made the team [against Celtic] and being there feels good," Ndlovu tells KickOff.com.
"But the people I'm competing with they've been doing well and I also feel they deserve it. For me it's just to wait for my chance and make my debut victorious."
Ndlovu says the technical team at Pirates has been playing a huge role in keeping him focused.
"[They are] Motivating me to stay focused every day because we have a lot of games and they can need my capabilities anytime. So when that happens I gotta be ready."
Pressed further on if he expected to start on the bench when he signed for Bucs he said,
"Yes yes yes, looking at them last season they were flying and strong to break. So I knew before I even came here and you can't fix what is not broken. For me it's like Death, you prepare yourself and everything for it, Right? Sitting there means be prepared all the time, and it shows there's something good I've been doing throughout the pre - season."