Absa Premiership

Gabuza proud of Al Ahly strike

2015-09-28 14:03
Thamsanqa Gabuza (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates striker Thamsanqa Gabuza describes his goal against Al Ahly in the CAF Confederation Cup as the most memorable of his career.

The 28-year-old helped his side beat the Egyptian giants 1-0 with the only goal of the game in the first leg of their semi-final tie at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

"I will never forget that goal," Gabuza told Football411. "It’s not just because of what it means but also because of the team I scored against.

"Al Ahly are the best team in Africa, for me to be able to score against them and help the team win means a lot.

"Before this goal the most memorable one was the one I scored for Bafana Bafana against Angola. It’s always great playing for the national team, scoring for it is a bonus."

Gabuza will look to increase his tally of goals in the national team when he joins up with Bafana Bafana for friendlies against Costa Rica and Honduras.

But before that, he will travel with the Buccaneers to Suez where they will take on Al Ahly in the second leg of the CAF tie on Sunday with a place in the final up for grabs.

"We have to go all the way since we have come this far," Gabuza added. "This is a big opportunity for us to be African champions.

"We have to make the most of it. We have to forget about the first leg now and play like the match in 0-0 when we go there. We can’t afford to slip up."

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