Goodman Mazibuko is loving life at Moroka Swallows where he is being employed to great effect as a central midfielder his preferred position.
The Warden-born player, who was snapped up by the Dube Birds after he was placed on the transfer list by Orlando Pirates at the end of last season, is reveling under the guidance of coach Gavin Hunt.
At Swallows Im being used in my best position which is central midfield, not like at Pirates where they played me on the right flank, he says.
The faith Swallows have shown in me has made me settle down very quickly and I am now playing some of the best soccer of my career.
Mazibuko, who helped the Sea Robbers land the Castle Premiership title last season before being sold, also says he has a very good relationship with his fellow players at Swallows.
We all get on very well and are like a big happy family, says Mazibuko, who has formed an exciting midfield partnership with Albert Kometsi, Samuel Ngobeni and Peter Rabolele at the club.
All the players have a good understanding amongst each other which helps a great deal on the field.
For example myself and Samuel Ngobeni know exactly what the other is thinking on the field and I know exactly where he wants the ball, he adds.
I also cover a lot for Sea (Ngobeni) which allows him to get forward into goal scoring positions.
Says Hunt of the former Free State Stars player: Goodman is a great competitor with a winning mentality.
He gives his all for the team and is totally committed. He dominates the middle of the park and works his boots off from the first to the last whistle.
Goodman is a very fair player he tackles hard but is not dirty.
The 28-year-old Mazibuko has three Bafana Bafana caps to his credit.