SuperSport United chief executive Stan Matthews says the club are monitoring a number of left-back replacements with the knowledge that Onismor Bhasera turned 35 last week.
The former Kaizer Chiefs and Bidvest Wits man is the DStv Premiership club's only recognised first-team left-sided defender.
Speaking to the Sowetan, Matthews explained they have a few options to consider as they look to end using left-footed centre-back Thatayaone Ditlhokwe at left-back when Bhasera is unavailable.
Matthews said: "Bhasera is not getting any younger; hence we have made it a priority to get a left-back for next season going forward. We had our eye on [Terrence] Mashego [when he was still on the books of TS Galaxy], but Cape Town City beat us to his signature.
"We believe in youngsters yes, but at left-back position we need someone who has experience, someone who’ll be ready to hit the ground running. Pirates are stocked at left-back, so maybe they could help me out with a player like (Bongani) Sam if he's available.
"We are monitoring a number of left-backs who seem to be just extras at their clubs at the moment. I believe we will get the kind of a left-back we’re looking for."
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