JOHANNESBURG – After his stunning effort against Highlands Park last night, Lebogang Manyama admits he may become a little greedier in front of goal.
Following a neat passing move midway through the second half, Manyama picked the ball up 30-yards out at the Makhulong Stadium, taking a touch before bending a brilliant shot around Tapuwa Kapini and into goal.
“The guys have been telling me to ‘shoot, shoot, shoot’ – because I shoot like that at training,” he said after the game. “But I’m the kind of player who always wants to pass and create, so I thought, ‘why not?’
“It went in and I think I have to keep on shooting then I’ll score goals like that.”
The goal however was not enough to secure maximum points as Collins Mbesuma equalised with a superb volley just three minutes later.
Manyama, though, was not overly upset with the result, which left the newly-formed franchise in third spot on the standings.
“It was a very tough game, I mean, it’s never easy playing away from home. With the games we’ve played over the past two weeks, we haven’t had it easy.
“But we have to soldier on and unfortunately we conceded from a mistake that we spoke about. But it’s a learning curve, we have to learn from these things.
“At least we came here and took and point; we didn’t lose. We can only learn from our mistake and keep on soldiering on,” he continued.
“It starts at training, and I think it actually started last season. We understand each other and how we play.
“We aren’t perfect yet; there’s always room for improvement. But they are a great bunch to work with, you can see they work very hard, which is important because our defence work hard and we have to do the same in front.
“It’s a collective effort at the end of the day.”
– African News Agency