JOHANNESBURG – Mamelodi Sundowns star midfielder Themba “Mshishi” Zwane has no intention to let the uncertainty about his future affect his performances on the field.
Zwane is one of many players whose contracts will be up for renewal in June and he is yet to sign the new deal.
Despite his future not being sorted out, Zwane is still delivering top class performances every week.
The Tembisa-born midfielder has vowed to do his talking on the field and let his manager Jazzman Mahlakgane sort out his future.
“I don’t want to comment much about my future but I’m still happy at Sundowns. It is important for me to focus on my game and try and do more for the team. I also want to contribute with goals. I’m professional and I don’t want the uncertainty of my future to effect my performances. I don’t do the talking, my agent does that for me,” Zwane stated.
Pitso Mosimane is confident that Zwane will renew his contract with Abafana Ba Style. Zwane has done well since taking over from Keagan Dolly.
“I was fortunate to play with players such as Surprise Moriri and Teko Modise. They were always motivating me. They were always telling me 'if you are on the bench you need to be ready. Whenever they give you a chance you need to make use of it,'“ Zwane explained.
He is looking forward to a successful 2018 having done well this year.
“I’m looking for a good year but I need to put in more effort and improve where I’m lacking. I’m lacking goals. Each game I only score one. I need to score two or three in each and every game I play if I get chances. I need to put myself under pressure,” Zwane elaborated.
He watched the World Cup draw two weeks ago in pain after Bafana Bafana failed to book a place in Russia.
“I watched the World Cup draw and it was painful because I was looking forward to playing there. Things happen and we are not going and it is part of football and we have to move on. We will watch the World Cup and learn from other countries.”
Zwane understands that you don't do well and win trophies everyday.
“Football is like that. You need to keep on going. We’ve been doing well as a team and individually I’ve also done well.
“I can say so far so good but I need to do more. What I’m doing at the moment is not enough,” Zwane lamented.
Sundowns are in red hot form. They have opened up a six point gap at the summit of the Absa Premiership table ad have two games in hand.
“We are happy about gaining momentum. We needed this good run. We need to convert more of our chances. We are playing well and everyone is enjoying themselves. We want to win this league, but we are taking it one game at the time,” Zwane concluded.
Sundowns face Cape Town City at Loftus Versfeld tonight to wrap up 2017.