Mamelodi Sundowns utility player Thapelo Morena is hoping to be considered for Bafana Bafana selection by the future national team coach.

Morena missed out on the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt under the recently resigned coach Stuart Baxter. His omission raised eyebrows amongst the local fans and pundits.

One of the reasons Baxter explained for omitting him was that he plays in many different positions which ruled him out. But Morena believes that it works to his advantage.

The former Bloemfontein Celtic player is one of the key players for coach Pitso Mosimane.

Mosimane has used him in various positions such as right back, wing back and sometimes as a striker. Morena finds it easy to adjust to many roles.

Sundowns opened their league campaign with a 2-0 win over Tshwane rivals Supersport United on Saturday.

Morena created two goals for Sibusiso Vilakazi and Themba Zwane. He is hoping to create and score many goals this season.

Meanwhile, Sundowns will play in the CAF Champions League preliminary round first leg encounter against Otoho d’Oyo from Congo-Brazzaville away on Sunday.

They will travel to central Africa tomorrow. Morena says they have studied their opponents.

The Brazilians won the competition in 2016 but have struggled ever since to even reach the final.

Their home form has been brilliant in the last campaign, but often struggled away from home. Morena says they will play to win away matches.

– Report by Vincent Sitsula