Brockie targeting SuperSport silverware


The 27-year-old signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Pretoria club which commences in January, having joined from Australian League outfit Wellington Phoenix.

The New Zealand international, who played in the country during the 2009 Confederations Cup and 2010 World Cup, has only good things to say about Mzansi.

“South Africa is a great country and I really enjoyed my time there while the Confeds Cup and World Cup was on,” Brockie tells from his home in New Zealand. “The people are very friendly.”

Brockie, who was spotted by current Matsatsantsa coach Gordon Igesund when still in charge of Bafana Bafana, explained how he landed up signing for the PSL side.

“The move came about earlier this year when I was playing for the national team, the New Zealand All Whites, against Bafana Bafana in New Zealand,” he says. “Gordon was the coach then and I must've caught his eye.

“I wanted a fresh challenge and also wanted to play overseas.

"SuperSport United are a very ambitious club and I'm an ambitious player so hopefully during my time with SSU I can help win the club some silverware.

“Gordon is a very successful coach throughout SA as we have already seen he has won a cup in a short space of time.

“Though I will need to learn a few new celebrations for when I score goals as my dancing skills are not the greatest,” he adds.

Brockie has however only scored one international goal in 43 appearances for his country, breaking his eight-year drought against Uzbekistan in September this year. He admits his international form is lacking, but hopes to improve by playing in a more advanced position for the All Whites.

“My biggest strengths as a player is in and around the box,” he explains. “True, my goal scoring form is not great for the national team.

“It's only recently in the last three or four games since our new coach has taken over have I been moved into a more attacking role. Under the previous coach I played a lot of my games in a wing back position and even the odd game at full-back. I'm hoping now I can add more to my tally for the national team as I'm back in my preferred position.”

Brockie, who will link up with his new club on 14 January, will hope to feature in SuperSport’s first match of 2015 when they host Free State Stars at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on 11 February.