Bitter-sweet for Kaizer Motaung Jnr
Posted: 19 January 2011 Time: 3:56 pm
Kaizer Motaung Jnr says he has experienced mixed emotions during the 2010/11 season so far.
Whereas Amakhosi are very much in the League title race and have already won the Telkom Knockout Cup, it's been another disappointing season on the field for the 29-year-old striker. He has played precious few games – a result of Knowledge Musona's amazing impact – and as a result managed just the one goal, but he is confident things could soon turn for him. "What is more important is how the team has played … the team has played extremely great football," he says in the latest edition of KICK OFF magazine. "We have been quick and exciting, and almost all the players are the same that we had last season; the technical staff is doing something right as consistency is crucial. "But personally it is not what I would like it to be. It is essential that I keep on working on the important aspects of my game. I think things will head in my direction as long as I keep working. "Firstly, I haven't played as many games as I would have wanted to. At the start of the season I was mainly on the bench and when I did come on I played about four times before I got the suspension after which I had an ankle injury, which derailed my progress again. Once you are out it's hard to get in because you really have to put up a fight. "I know my personal goals that I have for the season and I haven't reached any yet, so I just have to keep working hard with a positive frame of mind. There has been talk in recent seasons of Motaung Jnr leaving the club in search of regular game-time, but the chairman's son says it is very unlikely that he would ever make a move. "That [leaving] will be really hard for me because my blood is gold and black. I love Kaizer Chiefs; to me it's one of the best teams to play for in Africa and I believe I still have a lot to contribute to the team. My heart and soul are here. "It is easy to go somewhere remote and just to enjoy and have no pressure, but I would rather play at the highest level of pressure as long as I can." HAVE YOUR SAY: Does Kaizer Motaung Jnr still have a role to play at the club? * The latest edition of KICK OFF magazine (issue 397) is on sale now, and also presents the opportunity for one lucky reader to win a brand new Toyota!