Absa Premiership

Gabuza hoping for morale boosting win

2017-02-21 21:28
Thamsanqa Gabuza (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates striker Thamsanqa Gabuza says they need to win Saturday's league clash against Polokwane City to boost their confidence ahead of next weekend's Soweto Derby.

Having gone nine matches without victory in all competitions, the Buccaneers will be playing their first match under the tutelage of newly-appointed coach Kjell Jonevret.

"Against Cape Town City we showed a lot of character and that never-say-die spirit, and I'm fully optimistic that soon we will reclaim our mojo," Gabuza told Vodacom Soccer.

"Our upcoming game against Polokwane City will be the tough game, considering the fact that they are currently among the top six teams on the log standings, and are fighting to stay in the top eight.

"But, the fact is that we need a win at their expense on Saturday's game. And with a new coach at the helm, of course it would be a nice feeling for us to notch that much-needed win.

"As you know, after Polokwane we will be up against our arch-rivals Chiefs, which is why we need a win at all costs, because we need that morale-booster ahead of our Derby clash."

Having been struggling for game time so far this season, the 29-year-old realises the importance of redoubling his efforts with a new coach at the helm.

"I'm a hard worker, and am more than prepared to fight for my place in the team's squad under a new coach. What I like is that every player in the team, even the regular ones, will have to work their socks off to impress a new coach," he concluded.

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