Edward Manqele remains patient at Kaizer Chiefs
Posted: 5 October 2016 Time: 17:29
Edward Manqele says he is being patient in his wait for goals after being handed a second chance to prove his worth at Kaizer Chiefs.
Manqele had been placed on the transfer list during pre-season following an injury-plagued first season at Amakhosi in which he scored just once all season in nine starts.
Though nothing has been said by the club about his transfer-listed status, the 29-year-old has somehow found his way back into contention, making appearances in five of the six games Chiefs have played to date.
“Last season I didn’t play much and putting me on transfer maybe made me realise that ‘you know what, I need to work harder to convince the team management that I belong here and this is where I want to be’,” he acknowledges.
“I think that they know why they put me on transfer but I told myself that maybe it was because I didn’t play much last season. But then I told them that this [being at Chiefs] is what I want so can I maybe be given a second chance and prove my worth in the team,” he explains.
Manqele is yet to score this term as he continues negotiating his way towards impressing the club.
“I don’t have that much pressure because everybody can score goals here. For me, I just need to be patient with myself and make sure that every chance I get I convert and then I will take it from there after that. It is for me to bang those goals again and get my confidence back,” he says.
“I am getting there [confidence-wise] because I am now getting game-time and I am fighting for my position. I have told myself that this season I have to push and work much harder so that I get to play.”