Micho: Thamsanqa Gabuza's the darling of Orlando Pirates
Posted: 11 December 2017 Time: 09:30
Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic says Thamsanqa Gabuza is the “darling” of the team despite the striker's struggles.
Gabuza remains Bucs' joint-top scorer with Thabo Qalinge on three goals, but his scoring touch has eluded him of late.
The big forward again squandered good chances in a 1-1 draw with AmaZulu at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.
However, 'Micho' has come out in defence of Gabuza.
“He is the darling of the team. He is as good a positive guy that you could imagine,” said Micho.
“Thabo Matlaba his good friend will agree with me. He is a very nice guy, good for the team, very positive personality at training.
“All of us, we really wanted today [Saturday] to break this jinx. He scored two goals against Polokwane and since then he has had many good chances but missed.”
Micho says the team will continue to support Gabuza and he is confident the hitman will soon deliver.
“In the dressingroom all of us have given him support. He is our man. In football we win as team, we draw as a team and we lose as a team. We were close to winning today but we didn’t. Why we didn’t is exactly that final product.”
The Serbian added: “When you miss one there is that proactive reaction of our players that enters his head and the mental blockage that stops him from stopping thinking about this but [instead] looking forward to creating more and break the jinx.
”I believe after the first and second miss he started to have a blockage. We need to support him because the time will come when he will repay with goals important for us.”