Cabango: I want to mature as a leader

26th March
Under-23s

Ben Cabango wants to keep improving as a leader after skippering yet another of Swansea City’s age-grade sides.

The 18-year-old defender was handed the armband for the under-23s’ Premier League Cup triumph over Aston Villa, and marked the occasion with a goal as Cameron Toshack and Gary Richards saw their side reach the last eight of the competition.

Cabango had previously skippered the Swans at under-14, under-15, under-16, under-18 and under-19 levels. He has also had experience skippering intermediate sides with Wales.

Cabango – who scored for Wales Under-19s during the current international break - feels he still has a lot to learn about leading a side but is proud to represent the club in a captaincy role.

“I need to show more leadership skills and I want to keep improving in that sense, I think going out on loan has helped me. It’s important for me to lead by example,” he said.

“To captain this club means an awful lot to me, the most important thing is that I perform whenever I play, but I want to fulfil that role to the best of my ability.

“I have to keep pushing and keep improving and keep producing.

“There’s no point being up one week and down the next. I have to show consistency, because that will be good for the team and good for me.”