We made heavy weather of our game against Nico.
It was our first fixture after the disappointment of the cup exit to Gunners, and we were out to redeem ourselves. Nico scared us when they got the opening goal, and in fact they were all over us for the entire first half. We improved tactically in the second, which eventually saw us win the game 2-1. OK, so I didn’t score, but winning was a real blessing for our team, and keeps us with an outside chance of catching Rollers in the remaining three games.
MY STAY AT CHIEFS
So far I can say it has been happy days at the Kgatleng side. I however can’t judge myself. What I can say is that as an individual player I can’t change the way Chiefs play. I also have to point out that I also have strengths and I can’t move away from them either. We have a technical team and we can’t be coached by the supporters. Fans will cheer and praise you this week and the following week they will be against you just because you had a bad day at the office. As a player I follow the coaches’ instructions. Obviously as an employee of the team I always put in maximum effort.
Since I started playing football I have never deliberately under-performed. My commitment to Chiefs should not be in doubt. It is not just Raman Gumbo who assesses my performance, but the whole technical team. They talk to all players in the team and we get the right feed back without compromise.
TOP GOAL SCORER
I think we are all just chasing Jomo Moatlhaping. He managed to get much of his quota in during the first half of the season, just about sealing the race for top goal scorer. I know some people are saying if I was still at Rollers I would be challenging him, but I don’t think that is fair comment. The thing is that all the players chasing him are not scoring regularly, the likes of Malepa, Ndoro, and Koko. It is tougher in the second round as teams are fighting for their lives.
UNDER 23’s NOT UNDER ACHIEVING
I know people think the Under-23 side is not doing well compared to the senior Zebras. But we have done well only after many years of building. But take nothing away from this squad, they are equally good. The thing is luck has not been on their side. We however speak to them as their elder brothers and encourage them. They are level headed and will surely come around. They have just not been lucky in front of goal, which is where it matters. In Zimbabwe I think they will come away with a positive result.