Absa Premiership

Majoro: Cape Town is a blessing in disguise

2017-03-03 12:59
Lehlohonolo Majoro (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City striker Lehlohonolo Majoro says with less distractions than Johannesburg, Cape Town is the perfect place to resurrect his career.

The former AmaZulu marksman played for both Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, but was never able to really make a sustained impact at either club.

Since moving to the Mother City, Majoro's progress and impact on his new side has been slow, but steady, and he is becoming an increasingly important component of their attack. His brace against Baroka FC last week proof of that.

Majoro says he is enjoying the environment he finds himself in and is focussed on making the most of the opportunity away from the spotlight in Gauteng.

"I had to work my way up again after coming from Pirates‚" he told TMG digital. "It was an honour to be given an opportunity again by coach Eric [Tinkler].

"I felt like that in Johannesburg - I was too comfortable. In Cape Town‚ it's back to square one. I now want to achieve more‚ to achieve better," said the 30-year-old, who has five league goals to his name.

"Cape Town is a blessing in disguise," he continued. "There are not many fans‚ not too many distractions. It helps to focus on yourself more than if I was in Jo'burg, where you have friends all over. You don't have a chance to do introspection on your own.

"But now in Cape Town, I have more of that and I believe with the kind of atmosphere we have here at the club‚ it makes you feel at home and want to work even harder to continue the good spirit that we have here in Cape Town."

A league winner while at Chiefs, Majoro is hopeful that City could also challenge for title honours this season.

"The motivation among us as players and the influence that the coach has on us really makes it a reality.

"It is possible that we can win the league, but it is not going to be easy or a walk in the park.

"We'll have to work hard for it because each and every team that is up there [in the title race] are doing their level best to stay up there.

"But with the focus and the good preparation that we have been doing throughout the season‚ I believe it is achievable," he explained.

City are joint top of the standings with SuperSport United and take on defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns at the Athlone Stadium on Friday night.

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