Maluleka glad to end scoring drought
Posted: 12 December 2018 Time: 11:03 pm
Kaizer Chiefs midfielder George Maluleka was delighted to get back among the goals.
Chiefs returned to winning ways in the Absa Premiership after defeating SuperSport United on Wednesday evening.
Maluleka netted his first goal of the season and scooped up the Man of the Match award against his former side.
“First of all I’d like to thank the Almighty God, he made it possible for all of us to be here. The technical team, my teammates we did very well tonight,” Maluleka told SuperSport TV.
“It was a very good game of football. We applied ourselves. We needed the three points, we knew it was going to be very difficult but overall scoring the goal after over a year [of not scoring], yeah it’s been a very long time. I’m glad it came tonight.”
Maluleka added that new and returning coach Ernst Middendorp has had a positive impact on the team.
“The coach has been here for a couple of days now and he made it clear to us from the onset, how he wanted us to play, we did that. He told us to work very hard, to work as a team, we did exactly that. We were able to get maximum points tonight.”
On his match-winning goal, Maluleka went on to say that he felt the ball was going to go in the moment he unleashed the strike.
“The minute it left my boot I knew [it was going in]. I connected very well [with the ball]. Ronwen [Williams] knows me well and I know him well too. He chose a side and I went the other way. It felt very good.
“We’re excited, there’s a lot to take-in in a short space of time but the players adapted very well. I’m happy for the boys and Kaizer Chiefs,” he said.