Absa Premiership

Wits striker upbeat after brace

2015-04-17 14:07
Calvin Kadi (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Bidvest Wits striker Calvin Kadi says he is feeling more motivated after making a positive contribution upon his return to action.

Kadi returned from a 10-month injury lay-off during his side’s 2-0 win over Orlando Pirates in midweek.

The Polokwane-born forward was on target on both occasions as the Clever Boys caused an upset against Orlando Pirates in an Absa Premiership encounter at the Bidvest Stadium on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old industrious forward spoke exclusively to Sport24 on Friday.

 He said he was grateful to his coach, Gavin Hunt, for taking a gamble by giving him a starting berth.

 “The will and the ability to come back to the field of play was a big motivation for me,” said Kadi.

“I knew it would be tough to come back and play my first game against a team like Orlando Pirates.

“But I’m happy that I managed to make an impact in the game although I was not anywhere near full fitness.

“My fitness is still low now but I’m grateful again to the coach who took a gamble and gave me a chance and it paid off.

“But overall it was a great performance for me and the rest of the team.”

After scoring a brace on the night, “Dolezar” believes if he was in action from the beginning of the season, his name would have been among those in the running for the Lesley Manyathela golden-boot award.

“I believe so, maybe if I started playing from the beginning of the season I would have been up there.

“Although I’m not a box-to-box striker I believe that I have the potential to score a lot of goals.

“The team has plenty of quality midfielders who can supply strikers with balls.

“They are also good in creating goal scoring opportunities and by that I believe that I would have been competing up there with the rest.”

A win for Wits kept them in fourth place on the log due to an inferior goal difference compared to the Buccaneers.

They will play against Chippa United at home in their next league game on Saturday.

Kick-off is scheduled for 20:15. 

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