Johannesburg - Bidvest Wits striker Calvin
Kadi says he is feeling more motivated after making a positive contribution upon
his return to action.
Kadi returned from a 10-month injury
lay-off during his side’s 2-0 win over Orlando Pirates in midweek.
The Polokwane-born forward was on target on
both occasions as the Clever Boys caused an upset against Orlando Pirates in an
Absa Premiership encounter at the Bidvest Stadium on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old industrious forward spoke
exclusively to Sport24 on Friday.
said he was grateful to his coach, Gavin Hunt, for taking a gamble by giving
him a starting berth.
will and the ability to come back to the field of play was a big motivation for
me,” said Kadi.
“I knew it would be tough to come back and
play my first game against a team like Orlando Pirates.
“But I’m happy that I managed to make an
impact in the game although I was not anywhere near full fitness.
“My fitness is still low now but I’m
grateful again to the coach who took a gamble and gave me a chance and it paid
“But overall it was a great performance for
me and the rest of the team.”
After scoring a brace on the night,
“Dolezar” believes if he was in action from the beginning of the season, his
name would have been among those in the running for the Lesley Manyathela
“I believe so, maybe if I started playing
from the beginning of the season I would have been up there.
“Although I’m not a box-to-box striker I
believe that I have the potential to score a lot of goals.
“The team has plenty of quality midfielders
who can supply strikers with balls.
“They are also good in creating goal
scoring opportunities and by that I believe that I would have been competing up
there with the rest.”
A win for Wits kept them in fourth place on
the log due to an inferior goal difference compared to the Buccaneers.
They will play against Chippa United at
home in their next league game on Saturday.
Kick-off is scheduled for 20:15.