Absa Premiership

Myeni relishing attacking freedom

Sifiso Myeni (Gallo Images)
Sifiso Myeni (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Sifiso Myeni has promised that fans will start to see his true self after Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler returned him to playing in the hole, behind striker Thamsanqa Gabuza.

It's a position he played at Bidvest Wits where he also worked with Tinkler, who served as the club's Head of Development and assistant coach to Roger de Sa.

The departure of Kermit Erasmus, who played that role, has forced Tinkler to reshuffle his line-up and moved Myeni from the wing to his preferred position.

The result has been positive in the two matches he has played there, Pirates have won both of them, firstly against Ajax Cape Town and then University of Pretoria.

The mentor will look to ensure that continues when the Buccaneers host Mamelodi Sundowns at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday.

"I am getting a lot of freedom," Myeni told Vodacom Soccer.

"It's good for me playing here because that's where I started at Wits but most of the people thought I was a winger.

"People will see more of me now. The most important thing for me in this role is looking at the space.

"When I play with Gabuza and he moves wide, I go into the box where he has left space because the defenders will chase after him. If they play me, I open space for the wingers."