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Free State Stars’ Thokozani Sekotlong repaying his club’s faith

Posted: 7 November 2016 Time: 20:56

Striker Thokozani Sekotlong has promised to pay back the faith shown in him by Free State Stars in goals as he aims to make the most of the opportunity given to him.

The 25-year-old former Cape Town All Stars player who had been clubless last year netted in the eight minute of the extra time on Sunday to give Ea Lla Koto their second goal of the match before eventually beating Kaizer Chiefs in their Telkom Knockout quarter-final on penalties.

"Football hey, you never know where it's going to take you,” he tells KickOff.com. “Sometimes you need a little luck to get back from being nowhere, and I was lucky enough that Stars gave me an opportunity. I told myself I know I didn't deserve what happened, but this time I must take my opportunity and work harder.

"I was out of PSL for the whole of last season,” he continues. “It wasn't nice at all, six months without a team. I then joined Cape Town All Stars, but they also released me from my contract saying I wasn't delivering. But [Free State] Stars then gave me a chance and since then I've only missed one match. I will forever be grateful and all I want to do is to work for Stars."

Sekotlong has already set his targets for the season as he looks to repay Stars’ faith in goals … and possibly a trophy too.

“I feel like I want more league goals,” he says. “If I can get 10 in the league I'll be very happy … and the Telkom Cup would be a bonus."

Stars were drawn to face in-form Cape Town City in the Telkom Knockout semi-finals later this month.

Article by: Sipho Mlotha
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