Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe recently played a key role in saving the career of a striker at the club.
Motsepe and Maritzburg United chairman Farook Kadodia agreed a deal for striker Jeremy Brockie to join the Team of Choice on loan for a season, giving the New Zealand-born forward hope of getting regular game time after watching many of Sundowns’ matches from the bench, stands or his television screen.
"Yeah it’s very exciting to be here. It’s not a secret that it been a long 10 months on the sidelines at Sundowns, always having a smile on my face, going through good and tough times,” Brockie said.
“But now the smile is a lot of bigger because I'm going to be playing some consistent football. Just getting back doing what I love, I'm grateful for the opportunity to come to Maritzburg United. The president of Sundowns Mr Patrice Motsepe played a big role in letting me get out on loan. I can't thank him enough."
Jeremy admitted that the style of football at Sundowns didn't allow him to flourish and he couldn't adapt, which made it hard for him to play regularly.
"No, I don't think it did, I think that is pretty obvious. Most people that have watched whenever I did try to fit in their style of football, like I said it one of those things that happens in football sometimes. We always have different type of expectations and I never expected them to change the style to accommoadate me. I was trying to adapt but it didn't work out. I'm hoping people will now see the old Jeremy Brockie scoring goals again."
Brockie has an option in his contract with Sundowns, but says he does not want to focus on that right now.
"I still have an option here after one season. That will be up to Sundowns, I'm really not thinking about that right now to be honest. I'm just excited to be here for fresh challenge."