Zwane: I Want To Be Consistent

Themba Zwane wore a devilish smile at the mention of his now famous move that saw him skin Sbusiso Mbonani in Mamelodi Sundowns’ 2-0 win over Polokwane City on Tuesday.

Mshishi weaved his magic and an onrushing Mbonani was made to pay with Zwane slipping the ball between his legs. The Rise and Shine defender lost his balance and Zwane wiped the floor with him, literally.

“I saw that he was coming with speed and power while the ball was rolling towards my direction,” Zwane said. “I decided to just put the ball in between his legs and I gave him a shibobo. But I wasn’t happy with my final pass to Lebohang Maboe after that move. I apologised to Mbonani after the game but he told me that he would get me in the second round.”

That move in a way personifies the season Zwane had in the last campaign. Mshishi has the talent and produces some insane moments of brilliance but he doesn’t do it consistently to carry the team and his pass in the final third also doesn’t consistently come off.

“I need to work on consistency,” Zwane said. “That’s very important. I need to improve in terms of finishing and making the right decisions in the final third because if you check here at Sundowns, each and every game we play we need to be on a high and deliver because there are a lot of players here who have quality. You need to work for your place. This season I want to work hard. I want to play as many games as I can.”

The 29-year-old will look to add another game under his belt on Saturday in the MTN8 against Golden Arrows at Lucas Moripe Stadium. The Brazilians haven’t won this trophy under coach Pitso Mosimane. Zwane is confident that will change this season.

“We normally start the season very slow and that’s why we start slow,” Zwane said. “But this time it will change. We sat down as players and talked about the fact that we have won all the trophies except this one. Now it’s time we get this one.”