Mohammed Anas explains why he snubbed Golden Arrows for Polokwane City
Posted: 30 June 2018 Time: 16:00
New Polokwane City striker Mohammed Anas has explained why he joined the club instead of Golden Arrows.
Anas was believed to be on his way to Arrows after he was released by Free State Stars during the off-season, but was unveiled by Rise and Shine as one of seven player signings on Wednesday.
“Well it was supposed to happen to go to Golden Arrows but I have been speaking to the chairman of Polokwane City [Johnny Mogaladi] even before Arrows approached me,” Anas said.
“I think City came early and that's why I ended up here. I did have a meeting with them but I had already made up my mind.”
The Ghanaian added that he holds no grudges against Ea Lla Koto for releasing him despite being their top scorer last season with six goals in all competitions.
“It is football, as a player you can't stay at one place forever. It also depends on how you fit in their squad. I did everything and they told me that they will release me. For me, leaving Free State Stars, I didn't leave them in a bad way. I left in a good way.
“I was not disappointed because I was looking forward to the challenge to go to a different places and play. This is what I want to do and achieve in the league, so I'm not surprised that I'm here.”
This coming campaign Anas has set his sights on winning the Golden Boot, which was shared by his new teammate Rodney Ramagalela and Mamelodi Sundowns' Percy Tau. They both scored 11 league goals.
“That's what I have been praying for all my life. Even coming into the PSL, all the clubs I played for I was a top goal scorer. So coming here I don't want to be the top goal scorer only for the club, I want to be a top goal scorer for the league.
“My aim is to net 20 goals this season and I think it is achievable. Since I have been here, no player has scored more than 20 goals. Personally I think I can score a lot of goals.”