Bidvest Wits striker James Keene excited by title race with Mamelodi Sundowns
Posted: 17 March 2016 Time: 12:25
Bidvest Wits striker James Keene is excited by the title race as the Students give chase to Mamelodi Sundowns.
Wits moved within four points of log leaders Sundowns with a 1-0 win over a resurgent Orlando Pirates last night thanks to a goal from Keene at Bidvest Stadium.
While Downs coach Pitso Mosimane feels the Absa Premiership trophy is theirs to lose, Keene says plenty can still happen in the final seven games of the season.
"It is very exciting that we are only four points behind Mamelodi Sundowns – it makes the next few games very exciting. With only seven games left there are still points on offer," Keene told his club's website.
The Englishman netted his eighth goal of the campaign against Bucs, having only joined the Clever Boys in January. Keene gave credit to his teammates and coach Gavin Hunt for the support he receives.
"When you are scoring goals it creates a good feeling. When you are playing alongside the players that I am playing with Pelembe, Daine and of course fighters like Tyson, who did great with the goal by passing the ball to me. Gavin knows what I am here to do and that is to score goals – so he puts me in the box."
The 30-year-old believes his side displayed character to end Pirates' four-game winning streak.
"Most of us got behind the ball, we put in a huge shift everyone worked so hard. Moeneeb stayed focused and made a great save towards the end of the match. Pirates didn’t create much, so we worked hard and stayed compact and it paid off.
"Orlando Pirates are a good team, they made it difficult for us in the second half, but being organised, compact and working as a team showed in the results we produced last night and the three points are ours."