Abraw: What point to prove?
Posted: 27 January 2018 Time: 10:00
AmaZulu newcomer Camaldine Abraw does not feel he has a point to prove on his return to the PSL despite the manner of his exit from Kaizer Chiefs.
The Togolese striker recently penned a six-month deal with the Durban-based outfit, with an option to renew.
Abraw's prospects looked to be on the rise when he joined Chiefs from Free State Stars in July 2015.
However, he endured an injury-affected two-year stay at Naturena before being cut loose by the Soweto giants, who initially fought Bloemfontein Celtic for his services amid claims he signed contracts with both clubs.
The 27-year-old then had brief stints at Egyptian outfit AL Gaish and Romania's ACS Poli Timisoara before linking up with Usuthu.
"Prove? I don't think so but play, yes I want to play," said Abraw when asked if he has a point to prove coming back to South Africa.
"I want to play, have fun, help my teammates to win games.
"When I left it was because of my injury. The season ended and then I left. It was my last season at Chiefs in terms of my contract and we decided to part ways.
"Be that as it may, I just need to be focused, take responsibility and win games. But prove? I don't think it's the right word. I need to play. I need to become active. I need to enjoy it with my teammates and that only comes when you are winning.
"We just need to get that shape of winning, winning, collecting points and show everyone and that is not only me."
AmaZulu snapped a nine-match winless run with a 2-0 victory over SuperSport United at King Zwelithini Stadium last weekend.
Abraw then made his debut in a goalless home draw against Bloemfontein Celtic in midweek.
He is well aware the team is under pressure to build momentum under coach Cavin Johnson.
"Pressure in football is everywhere. Me, I'm only calling for everyone to take responsibility, focus and change this around," he added.
"It's only us, not the supporters... of course supporters, they'll be there for us but us as players we just need to be focused, calm down and take it game-by-game, and then we'll get there.
"I tell you what, there's players here. There's quality players here and we just got to be focused, help each other, and we will succeed."
AmaZulu next visit Polokwane City at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday (15h30).