The Premier Soccer League (PSL) teams are blessed with a lot of talented players in each and every position. The teams have special players for each and every position. Today we are looking at the left back position and discuss which players are the best in the position from all teams in the PSL.
The left back position is one of the special positions in the field of play and mostly played by left footed players but there are teams having right footed players playing in that position. Mamelodi Sundowns have spent millions luring an Algerian left back Fares Hachi who joined them before the closing of the January transfer window. There are a lot of good left backs in the PSL but we will discuss the best left backs in the league as per performances in their teams.
Let us discuss the best left backs in the PSL:
Thabo Matlaba is a right footed player but has made the left back position his own at Orlando Pirates. He has also earned himself a place in the national team Bafana Bafana for the same position. He plays using his right foot and has done well in the position. Thabo is one of the best right footed player who plays in the left back position in the world. Most people were surprised to find out that Thabo Matlaba is right footed.
Teboho started as a midfielder with Bidvest Wits and was one of the best players in midfield which prompted Mamelodi Sundowns to sign him. Surprisingly Pitso Mosimane had his own ideas about Teboho and started using him as a let back. Now Teboho has managed to make the position his at Sundowns and has also been called in the national team to play as a left back. The team has won the CAF Champions League with Teboho playing as a left back and scoring a few goals for the team.
Marc Van Heerden
The former Chippa United and Amazulu left back has now joined Orlando Pirates from Chippa United. Marc is one of the talented left backs in the PSL. He has also scored a lot of free kicks while playing as a left back. He is now facing stiff challenge at Pirates with the likes of Thabo Matlaba and Patrick Phungwayo still fighting for the position. Mark was previously part of the national team setup and is now on track to get back to the national team again.
Mzikayise is one of the best left backs. Although he only played when Langerman was injured or suspended, Mzikayise has shown a lot of potential and did his best in the position for Mamelodi Sundowns. The arrival of Fares Hachi has pushed Mzikayise to a point where he has been linked with a move to Kaizer Chiefs.
The legendary Tshepo has played all his football matches as a left back and was never used in any other position. He has also played in Europe as a left back before coming back to Kaizer Chiefs. Tshepo also played for the national team and is now facing the possibility of signing a new contract at Chiefs.