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Sredojevic: Mabokgwane not an ordinary goalkeeper

Jackson Mabokgwane (Gallo Images)
Jackson Mabokgwane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Milutin Sredojevic says his decision to drop Jackson Mabokgwane for the Soweto derby was tactical and the 30-year-old is not an ordinary goalkeeper.

Mabokgwane was in goals for the Sea Robbers in the two games leading to the clash with Kaizer Chiefs, but the Serbian coach started Siyabonga Mpontshane for the last Saturday's sold-out encounter at FNB Stadium.

The Limpopo-born goalkeeper is yet to play in the Soweto derby since joining the Buccaneers in 2016, but Sredojevic is confident he will get his chance.

"Not featuring in the derby does not mean that there's something wrong with Jackson," Sredojevic said, as quoted by SowetanLive website.

"He is highly respected and will still have his chance. It's just that in this game (derby) we felt that Mpontshane and his brilliant goalkeeping could give us more.

"Jackson is a senior player and we don't count him as an ordinary goalkeeper. We count Jackson as a kind of an assistant coach."

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