Absa Premiership

Jonevret has faith in goalless Gabuza

2017-03-09 08:50
Thamsanqa Gabuza (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Kjell Jonevret has backed Thamsanqa Gabuza to be a success despite the striker having yet to hit the back of the net in their 2016/17 season.

In fact, the 29-year-old's last Premiership goal was against Kaizer Chiefs in January 2016.

However, despite a lean spell for the Durban-born forward, Jonevret believes he has good qualities in attack.

Gabuza has started the last two matches for the Sea Robbers with leading scorer Tendai Ndoro having to be content with a place on the bench.

As such, the Swede has given the goalless number nine his full backing.

"I thought Gabuza did well in the Soweto derby and he is a contact player - a hard player who gets in the defenders faces," he told reporters.

"I've only seen Ndoro and Gabuza mainly and I like what they offer. Gabuza is a guy that can get into the box and do something for you.

"Gabuza is going to get better. He hasn't been playing. But when he has, he has shown me something positive. I reward positivity."

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