Mabasa wouldn't mind getting back together with Coach Steve

Mabasa wouldn’t mind getting back together with Coach Steve

With unwanted Orlando Pirates striker Tshegofatso Mabasa linked with a move to Moroka Swallows, he says it would be good to work with coach Steve Komphela again as he can get the best of him.

Mabasa, who was on loan at Sjokhon United from Pirates last season, was with Bafana Bafana in the Kosava Cup tournament in Durban.

While still in the dark about his future with the Buccaneers, he says he wouldn’t mind working with Komphela if the move to the Swallows happened.

The duo worked together at defunct Bloemfontein Celtic in 2018 and 2019, with the forward enjoying his best football.

“As of now, I can’t say anything about that yet (joining Swallows). I’m going back to Joburg and I’m going to sit down with my agent and see what options we have and we take it from there,” Mabasa told the media in Durban.

“I love coach Steve. He’s one of the best coaches in the country. Yes, people criticize him because he’s never won titles but he’s one of the best coaches honestly. How many players have come from his coaching and gone on to do well?

“It will definitely be a great opportunity to work with him again. As of now, I don’t know anything. I will only know when I come back and [after speaking] with my agent.”

The 26-year-old scored three goals during the Cosafa tournament and shared the Golden Boot award with Zambia’s Albert Kangwanda and hopes his performances can be a catalyst for a return to form for the club.

“It was a good break for me, from club football…”, he said.

“So, I learned a lot from being with this group of players. We all came here for different reasons and different goals.

“At the end of the day we came together as a team and we fought, but we weren’t supposed to get the trophy we wanted.

“I got my game back to what it was before and I think that’s exactly what I’ve done so far and I’m going to keep working hard and improving from this.”

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