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Mr Hat trick
Oh yes I scored three past Mogoditshane Fighters over the weekend.


It made me think back to the days at BMC playing alongside Teenage Tselaile and Phemelo “Bunene” Ditsile. I still scored goals left right and centre. What I can say though is that in the world of football there is no such thing as a bad goal so all the goals I scored have been really good. I now have 14 goals from 11 outings, it may be seen as a good individual record but to me it is a team effort to avoid relegation.

Discipline factor
I hear people saying there is a lot of indiscipline in the current Zebras squad especially at club level. Centre Chiefs has been singled out as one such team.

Personally I have been substituted before and it hurts to be pulled out. Sometimes you enjoy the game and the coach sees it otherwise and it hurts. But as players we know we have to give other players a


chance so we can’t refuse when substituted. So both Jomo and Pontsho didn’t react as badly as most people want us to believe.

AFCON draw
Most people have already ruled us out, but I have been round and witnessed some of the shocking football results.


In this game you never know what will happen. All the players in our team always fight and give their best. What I’ve realised is that there is no easy group in next year’s AFCON finals. We outplayed the Arab countries in the qualifiers and the draw has pitted us against the real Black Africans so it will be a different ball game. What I can say is that we are ready for anything and to be the best you ought to play the best.

League break
The coming two months break from December will be a two way thing. Some clubs will benefit from the break while others may have major set-backs.

Teams like FC Satmos will have plenty of time to re-group and sign new players. I think we need one company to come out and sponsor a tournament during the break to help teams stay afloat financially.

As players people must know that we play games with injuries all the time.

Since the AFCON campaign started I have been carrying knocks. I went to Tunisia with a serious knock, even coach, Stan Tshosane asked me if I would be able to play and I was told him that I ready to fight for my country.  Even the best players in more advanced leagues play with knocks so people should not think we fake injuries.