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Victor Obinna urges Cape Town City teammates to believe in themselves

Posted: 31 October 2017 Time: 15:15

Cape Town City striker Victor Obinna feels his teammates must show more belief in their abilities as they try to get out of their recent slump.

The Citizens are currently on a four-match losing streak, having been dumped out of the Telkom Knockout on Sunday following a 1-0 loss to Baroka FC in Limpopo.

Obinna, who joined the Cape club as a free agent in September, has featured in six matches since arriving in the Mother City, with his opening strike against Ajax Cape Town in the Cape derby the only goal to his name.

Goals have been hard to come by across the frontline for City of late, yet the former West Ham United and Inter Milan striker feels self-belief is what has been lacking in the squad.

“I absolutely believe the goals are going to come because I believe so much in myself, in the team and my fellow players‚” the 30-year-old said.

“To be honest, we, collectively, have to believe more in our qualities, because we have so much quality in the team. It’s all about the self-belief and being able to adapt to how each other plays.”

Obinna feels his side’s current slump is nothing unusual, insisting that time is needed to build unity, especially among new faces in a team. But he is confident goals and results will soon return.

“You should not forget that this club has been built in less than two years and it takes a lot of time to build the cohesion among the players,” he said.

“I believe so much in the team and believe that when the goals start coming‚ they will never stop. We are really working hard on this‚ and in time, we’ll score more goals.”

City will hope to stop their downward spiral at Athlone Stadium on Wednesday night when they play host to seventh-placed Free State Stars.

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Article by: Fabio De Dominicis
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