Absa Premiership

Kiwi targets 10-goal mark

2015-02-03 16:05
Jeremy Brockie (Supplied)
Jeremy Brockie (Supplied)

Pretoria - Jeremy Brockie describes himself as the perfect striker to solve SuperSport United's goalscoring problems.

The New Zealand striker joined the ambitious Pretoria side last month after coach Gordon Igesund lured him to South African shores.

Brockie was unveiled by the club this week, alongside powerful striker Kingston Nkhatha, wingers Daine Klate and Mothusi Hopane and defenders Ayabulela Magqwaka and Luvolwethu Mpeta -- all acquired during the recent transfer-window period.

According to Brockie, these signings indicated that coach Gordon Igesund was ready to unleash a solid team for the second round of the Premiership, aiming to lift the team from 11th place on the log and finish within the top eight.

"I am not here to make up the numbers. I want to score as many goals as I can and that means I must give my all, starting at training," he said.

"The PSL is a fast growing league around the world and having being following it for a while now, I am aware of how tough the teams are."

With Igesund preferring a lone striker in his system, the 27-year-old said he was aware of the challenges which lay ahead.

"We have a decent team loaded with quality players and I know it will not be easy to get a starting place but I am ready to fight hard.

"Nkhatha and Bradley Grobler are the other strikers I will be competing against, and I'm keen and raring to go."

Brockie came from A-League club Wellington Phoenix after a loan period with Major League Soccer side Toronto FC.

He arrived in South Africa two months ago and said he was enjoying himself.

"I like the diversity in South Africa. I have settled in nicely and even though I'm still battling with the heat, I am happy to have joined United."

Brockie, who also represented New Zealand at the Olympics, said he was targeting at least 10 goals in his first season in the Premiership.

And with New Zealand better known for producing star rugby players and cricketers, Brockie said he was ready to change all that.

"People will not take notice of me because I am from New Zealand coming here to play soccer, but I have absolute belief in myself.

"I am prepared to stay longer than the term of my initial contract. After this country hosted the 2010 World Cup, South Africa is the place to be."

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