Following a stop-start first season in which he had to be content with being an impact player off the bench, Kgaogelo Sekgota has become a regular starter in Arthur Zwane’s side after joining Kaizer Chiefs from Swallows last season.

Sekgota has played in all but one of this season’s nine games, not scoring a goal but providing two assists.

It’s a big club with high standards. When we win, you realise how great things are; when we lose, you realise how big a club it is “Sekgota stated to reporters.

“Personally, I felt I was on the verge of scoring last week (against Stellenbosch), but it didn’t happen.

“On a football field, different situations arise from game to game. In football matches, there are good chances and half chances; hopefully, it will come.”

This season, Sekgota has been given new life by Zwane. He thanked his mentor for giving him freedom on the field and his experienced teammates for helping him improve.

“For me to be playing right now, I have to thank the coach for the opportunity he gave me and all of my teammates, the experienced players who push us as youngsters to improve our skills.

“He (Zwane) encourages me to do what I want and advises me on what I should do at the right time. I appreciate his assistance.”

Chippa United are the Chiefs’ next opponents, and Sekgota expects a tough challenge on Saturday.

“It’s a different game, a different challenge. We know what we need to do to win and not lose the game. Chippa is a great team with a great coach and great players who have been winning games.

“Like I said, it’s a new game, so a new challenge,” Sekgota concluded.

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