Cape Town - Orlando Pirates midfielder Linda Mntambo says he is pleased and relieved to have scored his first goal for the club against Light Stars in the CAF Champions League on Wednesday.
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Pirates hammered the minnows from the Seychelles 5-1 in a Preliminary Round first-leg tie and head into next Wednesday's second leg clash as heavy favourites to advance to the next stage.
Nonetheless, Mntambo, making just his fifth start for Bucs since arriving from Chippa United at the start of the campaign, expressed his delight about breaking his duck for the Milutin Sredojevic-coached outfit.
He said: "I'm excited. It's been a while since I've scored. I think my last goal was at Chippa United, and now we're almost halfway through the season and I haven't managed to get a goal.
"I had an assist [in the MTN8] but it doesn't count, getting a goal is the important one, because goals win you games and championships.
"I think I was getting into good scoring positions in the field, and I was trying to make sure that I get a goal, not even one but maybe two, and create a goal for my teammates.
"Like the one I blocked from [Augustine] Mulenga and he scored, but when I started missing those chances, I think it was starting to get frustrating for me.
"But I had to keep a level head and make sure that I still continue getting into those positions, and I found myself there, lucky enough, I got the goal."