Cape Town - New Orlando Pirates striker Ayanda Nkosi believes the competition for places in the team will make him a better forward.
The 23-year-old will battle with Thamsanqa Gabuza, Tendai Ndoro and Thabiso Kutumela for a regular berth in the starting team.
Nkosi will be looking to make an impact at the Buccaneers under coach Muhsin Ertugral after joining from Free State Stars during the off-season.
"Competition is part of football. In football there is always competition whether you like it or not," he told KickOff.
"There is always somebody you compete with for a position and all I can do is to work hard to stake my claim in the team.
"I am settling well; everyone has been welcoming. I just hope as we move towards the start of the season we gel more as a team."
Pirates will open the season against Golden Arrows at the Orlando Stadium on August 24.