Wome on fence regarding his future
Posted: 20 June 2017 Time: 17:07
Togolese forward Dove Wome says he will welcome an extended stay at Orlando Pirates but also has no qualms with returning to SuperSport United following the appointment of a new coach.
Wome was sent out on a six-month loan to Pirates in January, after Stuart Baxter indicated that he will not have much chance of regular game-time for the remainder of the campaign.
However, Baxter has since taken over the Bafana Bafana hotseat and subsequently since been replaced by Eric Tinkler at Matsatsantsa.
The 26-year-old attacker says he is open to spending next season at either club, while explaining that the decision does not rest with him at present.
“When they [SuperSport] loaned me, the coach [Baxter] that was there was fair enough to tell me that I am not going to get a lot of game-time because I am coming back from injury,” Wome tells KickOff.com.
“I never had a problem at the club and for me to return will not be a problem especially seeing that there is now another coach [Tinkler] coming in.
"For me to also stay here will not be a problem because I am enjoying it and working hard to get my contract here. So both sides will not be a problem for me.
“I still have a career and I still have one year left with SuperSport, and obviously I am here on loan and have been enjoying myself, but I am not the only one who has to decide [my future].
"Pirates have to decide, and SuperSport have to decide if they will retain me or let me go, and all of this will happen between the two clubs first and then I will be the last to make a decision,” he explains.
Wome has managed 15 appearances for The Bucs, with a return of four goals, since arriving in January.
His loan deal at Pirates is set to run up at the end of this month (June), and feels he has benefited from his spell under Swedish coach Kjell Jonveret.
“I have gained a little bit of what I wanted by coming here, which was game-time, though I haven’t been able to do what I can in all the games that I have played," he adds.
"I feel I need to create more chances because I know what I can do. I am happy that I have played but I am also not happy because the team has not done well.”