Absa Premiership

Norodien chuffed with debut

2015-04-14 12:13
Riyaad Norodien (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Following his impressive debut in the Nedbank Cup win over Bidvest Wits last Friday, Ajax Cape Town winger Riyaad Norodien was delighted with his performance on the day which included an assist for the first goal.

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Norodien also walked away with a man of the match accolade.

The 20-year-old young star made his first appearance for the Mother City club in their 2-1 triumph over the Clever Boys in the quarter-finals of the R7m competition at the Athlone stadium.

The Cape Town-born winger’s first half individual brilliance resulted in the Urban Warriors breaking the deadlock through Tashreeq Morris.

Norodien revealed he was also chuffed by the idea of making his debut - and putting in a magnificent performance - in front of his home supporters.

“The coach gave us a perfect game plan and we had to stick to it,” said Norodien.

“And we had to do the business and I’m also glad that I contributed to the team victory.

“It was my first game at home and in front of my home crowd.

“So I had to give it my all and show the crowd what I’m capable of and boy oh boy (laughs) I did a good job for the team.

“I had to play towards my strength and I even provided a quality cross which led to our first goal.

“And that’s what I always work on every day at training.”  

Norodien also sent a message to his coach, Roger De Sa, stating that he wants to have a regular game time as he intends to do what is required from him as a player.

“I will take it one game at a time,” he insisted.

“And the coach must just give me the opportunity to play.

“I will always do the job at training every day and also during match days.

“Because it will be important for the team to keep winning our games.”

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