Makola: Dribbling all we knew

2015-10-02 08:06
Mpho Makola (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates midfielder Mpho Makola explained the reason behind local footballers' bluntness in front of goal was because, growing up, they were only interested in doing tricks.

South African attacking players have been heavily criticised recently for their penchant for showboating, coupled with the fact that they are not scoring enough goals.

Makola says during the early stages of football development, young players are not taught the importance of scoring goals.

"There's a problem with a lot of guys in the PSL in terms of shooting. It's something that we were not taught growing up," Makola told Soccer Laduma.

"When growing up ikasi, all we knew was dribbling. That's all we know: Dribbling, dribbling, dribbling. But luckily for me, I grew up with people that saw the ability that I could take those shots and free-kicks.

"I've never lost that, you know. It's been part of my game ever since I was a kid."

The Buccaneers head to Egypt this weekend to take on Al-Ahly in the second let of their CAF Confederations Cup tie with a slender advantage after claiming a 1-0 win at home last weekend.


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