Absa Premiership

Erasmus lauds Gabuza impact

2015-09-11 15:26
Thamsanqa Gabuza (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates striker Kermit Erasmus has praised fellow frontman Thamsanqa Gabuza for adding vigour to the team's CAF Confederations Cup campaign.

Gabuza has been instrumental for Pirates in their continental exploits, scoring three goals in seven starts since March, despite limited game time before that stage.

"For a player like Gabuza, you can only be happy for him. He's worked hard and he's got a great attitude towards the game and he keeps the spirit good in our team," Erasmus told KickOff.

"For him to be scoring at international level is good for him and I'm happy that he is doing well you know. I can only wish him the best.

Buccaneers coach Eric Tinkler has also hailed the influence of the 28-year-old Gabuza, who is expected to again lead the line in the final round of Group B fixtures, where Pirates face Zamalek in Cairo on Sunday.

The coach said: "Gabuza has been exceptional for us. What we know is that he's exceptionally strong aerially, as well as physically; he's also very aggressive in terms of his style of play, and that hurts these teams on the African continent."

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