Edward Manqele hopes Kaizer Chiefs crack on after FIFA international break
Posted: 10 October 2016 Time: 15:36
Kaizer Chiefs forward Edward Manqele is hopeful that the FIFA international break will not affect their momentum when the league resumes this weekend.
Chiefs have a Saturday evening date with Ajax Cape Town (18h00) at Moses Mabhida Stadium having last played an official game on September 28.
Amakhosi will be keen on maintaining an encouraging run of form that has seen them win three games in a row to move top of the standings after five matches.
“That run has helped lift our confidence but then we have a two-week break that might obviously affect the momentum. However, I feel we must not drop but keep the focus and make sure that we continue from where we left off,” says Manqele.
A convincing win over Bloemfontein Celtic in the Macufe Cup yesterday kept Chiefs busy with Manqele in the starting line-up.
Manqele believes they have now ‘turned the corner’ following the positive results over the last few weeks following a poor start, and he is eager to remain on the pitch longer than he did last season.
“For now we can say it was a turning point even though we still have a long way. The team is gelling well now and for us we have to win games as they come. Scoring goals is what has taken us here because when you score goals that is when you win games. I am still getting there because I was out for about six months last season not playing football so it was difficult for me to get back. However, with the confidence that the coach has in me now I am getting there and hopefully I will start to score again.
“I think as a striker you have to create your own luck and scoring goals is about luck and creating opportunities. However, sometimes you have to be patient because if you not patient then you will not score goals. So being patient means you will score goals and if they come then you will start banging them again,” he says.