JOHANNESBURG – Thabo Matlaba has grand ambitions with Black Leopards, who have raised eyebrows with their experienced news signings. And it’s this experience that has Matlaba believing Leopards can achieve something special this season.
“Our aim is to finish in the top four (of the PSL). We don’t want to see ourselves down there. That’s our aim this season,” Matlaba said.
Leopards started their season with a loss to Polokwane City in the Limpopo derby at Thohoyandou Stadium on Sunday. However, Matlaba and the other new faces got to experience what makes Leopards special - playing in front of the best home support in the country.
“I am settling in very well here because I am from Polokwane,” Matlaba said.
“I didn’t have to make a major adjustment. I am not seeing anything wrong by coming this side. I am not struggling with anything. It’s very nice to be playing in front of such crowds. You feel comfortable when you have the ball. We hear them backing you and those whistles. But we disappointed them by starting the season with a loss.”