"I will really appreciate the responsibility [of being the permanent captain], because I'm not a person who runs away from a responsibility. This team needs the experienced guys like us to push the other guys to go forward," Matlaba reflected after Leopards' defeat.
"Yeah, it's disappointing to have lost, because the [Leopards fans] were expecting a win from us, especially after the big signings of [Mogakolodi] Ngele, Thuso Phala and myself," Matlaba said.
"But I'm saying to the fans that they must not give up and that there are still 29 games to go. The race is still on."