Former Mamelodi Sundowns striker Sandile Ndlovu advises Jeremy Brockie on regaining scoring touch
Posted: 8 July 2018 Time: 10:00
Former Mamelodi Sundowns striker Sandile Ndlovu says Jeremy Brockie's battle to regain his scoring touch starts at training.
Brockie is yet to score for Sundowns since joining them midway through last season, having plundered 54 goals in his three years with Matsatsantsa.
Much will be expected of the 30-year in the new campaign, especially if joint-Golden Boot winner Percy Tau leaves the Brazilians amid heavy interest in his services.
"Sundowns, in signing him, they saw the potential and that's why they brought him in," says Ndlovu, who won the league and SAA Supa 8 with Downs under Gordon Igesund in 2007.
"So what he needs to do, he should bring back his confidence so that the other players can believe in him and also retain the confidence to believe in himself.
"Before he thinks of what if other players are going to pass to him and now there's [Andile] Jali and [Oupa] Manyisa, 'I as Brockie, let me start things at training to score goals'. I always say to the players that you must prove them wrong at training before you get the team's selection because everything starts at training.
"Some players don't make a point of it and you normally see fans in the games asking, 'Why didn't you play Sandile Ndlovu?' At the same time Sandile Ndlovu is not doing well at training. So you must work hard at training and then the results will come, because what you do at training is also going to happen in an official game.
"So when you are scoring at training you make it a habit and when it comes to real matches you just walk in there, and that was my motto.
"I knew Andrew Rabutla was rough and I instinctively knew what I'm going to do to see the net bulges," he adds.
Masandawana will resume their CAF Champions League group campaign with a trip to AS Togo-Port on July 17.