Themba Zwane not being overzealous, says shooting practice works
Posted: 9 February 2017 Time: 08:00
Match-winner Themba Zwane was pleased that he finally found a way past Patrick Tignyemb in Mamelodi Sundowns’ late 1-0 win last night.
Zwane came off the bench to replace Sibusiso Vilakazi in the 63rd minute at the Dr Molemela Stadium and, with his teammates wasting chances up until that point, took matters into his own hands.
The former Black Aces star found space on the right side of the area, unmarked, received a pass from fellow substitute Leonardo Castro and dummied two defenders before slotting into the bottom-right corner in the 78th minute.
It was a move his coach Pitso Mosimane said “only him and Surprise Moriri can do, coming from outside inside and scoring, it’s a brilliant goal”.
Zwane was more modest but admitted the goal was very important for the team.
“In training we are practising shooting because yes, we play, we play, but we don’t score too many goals,” he said SuperSport TV. “But I think at the end of the day it works because we did practise our shooting and I scored one today.
“As we know, this game was very important for us because it was our first game. It was very important to win this game so that we can have confidence to play the rest of the games.”
Zwane did not have much to say about his goal-saving goal-line clearance that may or may not have crossed the line when Wayne Sandilands dropped a cross from a corner-kick.
Television replays were inconclusive as the cameras were not in line with the goal-line, and referee Naasif Julius appeared to make the correct call.
“Obvious, I saw the ball when Wayne missed that ball so I had to clear it because I was there,” he added, without commenting on whether he thought it was over the line or not.