Phumelele Bhengu being congratulated by teh technical team after scoring.

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Bhengu says there’s more in the tank

Posted: 6 October 2008 Time: 12:05

Moroka Swallows’ two-goal hero Phumelele ‘Ace’ Bhengu says he is ready for the big challenge this season.

Bhengu, who netted a brace during the Absa Premiership game against Kaizer Chiefs at Olympia Park Stadium yesterday, proved his goal scoring prowess when he scored in the 22nd minute after Cecil Oerson had knocked the ball into his path. The 18-year-old striker displayed his class by coolly slotting the ball past a diving Itumeleng Khune.

The Kwazulu\Natal-born striker was back again nine minutes later to register his second goal; this time finishing off the spade work done by David Radebe, to give the Dube Birds their second victory over Amakhosi this season.

Speaking to after the game, Bhengu said both goals against Chiefs yesterday was a sign of things to come.

“It was nice to score both goals and help my team win, but it was more exciting to score against a big team like Chiefs.

“This was the greatest moment of my career. I know that now I have set myself up and there will be expectations from the fans, but I am ready to keep on doing what they expect of me.”

Bhengu, who also paid tribute to his former mentors at amateur level, Lindani Shezi and Paul Habib at Moroka Swallows’ development team, said that playing alongside striker David Radebe has helped him learn some finer points of being a good striker.

“So far I am clicking well with Radebe. He has been in this game for some time and I am learning a lot from his experience.”

“I want to thank Shezi and Habib for the role they have played in my career. The only way I can pay them back is to continue playing well for Swallows this season.”

Bhengu is a member of the Amajita squad that will face Botswana in the African Youth Championship qualifier at Absa Park Stadium in Kimberley this weekend.

“There is no way that we will lose that game. I have great confidence that they will beat Botswana this weekend.”

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 12:17 pm
I hope Bhengu's trashing of Amakhosi was not fluke. Strikers like abo Walaza, Sibisi and Mahlatsi have shown potential only to disappear in thin air. Anyway congrats to all the teams that won over the weekend and better luck next time to ama Loose draws.
posted: 12:24 pm
Bhengu is a good prospect as I saw him alot in action at the S/Sport U19 tournament & Nike U15's in Pimville Soweto. I am happy for him and the Swallows right back Ramahlwe Mphahlele. Well done to Swallows for promoting their players from the junior ranks as it is the way to go
posted: 12:28 pm
with ur pace & radebe's work-rate u can do it, mbesuma did it with radebe's help it's you who stop urself.

Guys who's a better goalkiper:

Baron or Marlin
Josephs or Khune
Baloyi or Vonk

Give me ur top 3 please!!
posted: 12:37 pm
To all Amakhosikazi: There are no penalties in the absa still wondering how on earth did you escape with 3 points against Ajax.."muti was still fresh from the mtn8 now uphuphile and you are suffering...ha! ha! ha!
posted: 12:43 pm
19 year old useless Masango, 19 year old useless Lebese, 14 year old useless Quartey and 24 year old Anderson fake Tshabalala...18 year old Drogba Bhengu destroys cup kings!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted: 12:45 pm
Terrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrible Twiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiins

Dvd Ronaldinhoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
posted: 12:50 pm
hehehe...Bobby must get this boy to sign a pre-contract to save us contractual sagas when another club snatches the boy. Phela Bobby thinks that just loving chiefs can be contractual and used in court of law.
posted: 12:51 pm
hey mdabuli...usaphila boy...kunjane. You're silent this days.
posted: 12:55 pm
Mdabuli why are you so quite bro ? Lightning can NEVER stike 3x as it struck twice for chiefs against sundowns (MTN8) and Ajax (league). luck cannot always win you games as what happened to chiefs lately, but hard work. Tactic of the day was bad to play Lebese on the left and Tshabala on the right
posted: 01:14 pm
posted: 01:29 pm
Hey guys im fine...its been hectic writing exams..havent had time to log in....

I logged in today cos big mouths over the moon...i just wanted to see their commnets today....where are they anyway?
posted: 01:32 pm
Dickotsi...Proffessor...size13...Mpanda....Sandile...phumani bo! nicashephi! we just want to say hi!
posted: 01:35 pm
oo hoo this will never end kanene .bhengu this bhengu that .if this boy had scored those two goals against an ordinary team e,g Sunflower abafazi be Swallow . he wouldnt have made it even to the bottom of the last page.rejoice mfana wami yo fluke's goals
posted: 01:48 pm
He could hve scored a hatrick..he lacks experience but he is surely a predator...Durbanites hates kaizer chiefs dont forgert Thanda and Marirtsburg.
posted: 01:56 pm
chiefs 000000000000 birds 222222222

etugral u are stupid donkey
no league guys. this donkey will not win league
posted: 02:39 pm
Age is on your side.Your former mentor Lindani "Mantayi" Shezi and former under 19 teammates used to call you "Dogbra" everytime you touch the ball.Don't worry about Zandi'comment,it was a last kick of dying horse.

I am expecting more youngsters from our development the likes Sfiso Myeni to join T Ngcepe(18),R Mphahlele(19),V Koloba (22) and Spha Vilakazi to the senior team.
posted: 03:01 pm
ha ha ha nice one Sechaba.
posted: 03:23 pm
I remember some time ago when Phumelele (our very own soccer commentator) said on Bhengu: this is a very bright prospect and how he wished this boy was playing for Chiefs. I must say i was convinced and understood why he admired him so much. Now its even more evident.Phumelele, i like this boy even more now.
posted: 04:23 pm
If you score 2 goals against Chiefs you're a star, that is expected. The boy is very good i saw his nice touches on his first game with Chiefs in the MTN when he came on second half. But mfana don't let the fans put you under pressure, there are many Goldstones waiting for you now because you are becoming famous and they will end your career. You must show the likes of Ndlovu and Meiring how to score, we want a south african to be a top goal scorer this season.
posted: 04:29 pm
Mdabuli if I were u I wouldn't talk much about players being 18,19 etc bcos....ay let me leave it there.

A word of caution to Swallows.Tie that boy to a long term contract and pay him'll recoup the money when he goes overseas.I know he's a die hard pirates fan and should they offer him big money he might be tempted.
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