Matlaba was part of Shakes Mashaba’s team that played two 2017 Afcon qualifiers against Cameroon two weeks ago.
But, he managed to pull out a man-of-match performance in the Nedbank Cup encounter against Jomo Cosmos, which saw his side win 3-1 at Olen Park last Sunday.
“It is not difficult, when you come back you just have to rest. I had about six days rest, that is why I was able to get the man-of-the-match,” said Matlaba.
The skipper added that the Cosmos home-ground forced them to go in hard and it could have been a different score-line had they played in Orlando Stadium, where they were able to thrash Ezenkosi 5-0 in the club’s last meeting.
“Orlando Stadium is big if we play well we can win a game by a big margin, but the pitch was so small, that is why we had to penetrate “
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