Lebogang Manyama insists every Kaizer Chiefs player will be needed at some point

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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 15: Lebogang Manyama of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership match between Cape Town City FC and Kaizer Chiefs at Cape Town Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Chiefs claimed the Macufe Cup for a third year running following a 2-0 win over Bloemfontein Celtic in the Free State.

“The coach told us during the week that when you play for Chiefs there’s no friendly games, especially with the crowd. You can see everyone was here to see us, give them a show you know,” Manyama told SuperSport TV.

“We had to make sure we give them a show. Obviously as a team we didn’t do well in the past two games. We tried to win those games but you have to move on. We’re trying to get better each and every week.

“Football is not about [only] the eleven players that start week and week out. You also have a squad of 30 or 32 players and today was a chance with the other guys away on international duty. Everybody will be needed at some point during the season. It’s all about the team at the end of the day.”

The former Cape Town City forward who’s move to Turkish club Konyaspor did not come with happy memories added that it has not been easy for him trying to catch up to playing regularly again.

“It has not been easy. I haven’t played [competitively] for the past eight months. It’s not easy because the tempo of the game keeps on going up and up and when you’re not playing you have to try and catch-up. I always try to do the right things and also try to learn from my mistakes,” he said.