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Tumelo Khutlang hopeful of Black Leopards survival

Tumelo Khutlang hopeful of Black Leopards survival

Lesotho international Tumelo Khutlang is delighted to be back in the picture for Black Leopards having featured in all the last four matches since the resumption of the South African Absa Premiership.

The 24-year-old forward had fallen out favour at the Limpopo side that has been changing and chopping coaches since the start of the 2019/20 season.

However, his fortunes have improved under caretaker coach-Morgan Shivambu, who took over the reins following the departure of Allan Clark.

Khutlang is in his second season with Leopards having signed with the club after an impressive campaign with Lesotho at the 2018 COSAFA Cup.

He returned to the starting line-up in the 3-2 victory over Maritzburg United and also featured in the next three games against Golden Arrows, SuperSport United and AmaZulu respectively.

“It’s a great feeling to be back playing, but the focus is not on me at the moment as the team is playing for survival. Every one of us is putting in a shift because we are fighting for our lives,” Khutlang said.

“I’m just happy that the team is doing well since the resumption of football. We want to be on the safe side and move away from the danger zone. We all want to keep our jobs by retaining the club’s PSL status.

“I’m getting along very well with the coach and I think he is a good person in general.”

Leopards will be in action on Wednesday when they take on title-chasing BidVest Wits.

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