Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach Manqoba Mngqithi confident Jeremy Brockie will start scoring soon
Posted: 15 March 2018 Time: 09:00
Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach Manqoba Mngqithi is backing striker Jeremy Brockie to find his scoring boots soon.
Brockie is yet to find the back of the net for Sundowns since making his much publicised move from Supersport United to Chloorkop during the January transfer window.
The New Zealand born striker was handed a start during the Nedbank Cup last 16 game against ABC Motsepe League side EC Bees at Loftus Stadium on Wednesday, which was a great opportunity for him to open his account. But he struggled in front of goal.
"I wouldn't say he is struggling that much in front of goals. You know at times we become critical when a player is not soring. You must always give him a break,” Mngqithi said.
"We know what he is capable of. We know he is not this exciting player that many people would want to have, like a dribbler that will excite people, but I can bet my money that he is still going to score lot of goals,” he added.
Sundowns are reported to have paid more than R8 million for Brockie and Mngqithi believes he is worth it.
"People will say this guy has so many matches now without a goal but out of all of you here you know what he is capable of. We have lot of exciting players but we wanted someone that will give us a certain dimension and maybe bury the chances we create.”
"But honestly speaking, with patience and less anxiety from his side, goals are still going to come. I have a feeling that he is gonna score important goals, those goals that will make you win the league,” added Mnqithi.