Absa Premiership

Mthembu thrilled with first goal

2014-12-08 11:21
Siphelele Mthembu (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs striker Siphelele Mthembu admits it was a great feeling to bag his first goal in the famous Black and Gold after helping his side to a 2-0 win over Orlando Pirates on Saturday.

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The forward had previously failed to impress when given a chance this term, but coach Stuart Baxter kept faith in his abilities and that finally paid off as Mthembu added to Siphiwe Tshabalala's opener in this past weekend's Soweto Derby.

And, having finally gotten a taste of scoring for Amakhosi, the 27-year-old was understandably delighted.

"We deserved to get that second goal," Mthembu told Chiefs' official website. "It was great to see the ball hitting the back of the net. I was excited, above all, because I followed the coach's instructions and it worked."

When asked whether his long wait for a goal had taken any sort of mental toll, Mthembu added: "I have learnt in life that there must be a negative before a positive."

Baxter went on to heap praise on the striker's work ethic, and for never faltering in regard to his desire to improve.

The coach said: "I was patient with Siphelele during the last few months, because I could see the form he showed at training, which was much more than he did in the matches so far."

 

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