Cape Town - Bidvest Wits striker Gift Motupa doesn't expect
his failed move to Mamelodi Sundowns to impact his career and performances
Motupa seemed destined to join the reigning Absa Premiership
champions during the January transfer window, but the transfer wasn't completed
before the window slammed shut.
Nevertheless, the forward has continued with the form which
saw him being linked with Sundowns in the first place and scored a crucial goal
for the Clever Boys during a Nedbank Cup win over his former side, Orlando
"Even though the move to Sundowns didn't happen, I have
still shown that I can still perform well for the club," Motupa said, as
"So far my focus is on Bidvest Wits and nothing else. I
don't want to comment about that as the club has asked me not to say
Motupa joined Wits from Chippa United two years ago and have
scored 22 goals for his new club in that time, form which he believes puts them
in the reckoning for the Nedbank Cup and league titles.
He missed their last three matches with an ankle injury but
should return to the squad at some point in the next month.
"We believe we can still compete for the league and we
always motivate each other in camp, we just need to be consistent and work more
hard," Motupa continued.
"It has not been easy because we don't have time to
rest, we play after every three days. So, it was not easy for us, that's why
sometimes we were not at our best.
"The technical team is doing well to manage us. We are
looking forward to competing in both the cup competition and the league."
- TEAMtalk media