Midfielder, Tshwarelo Bereng has hailed the arrival of experienced duo in Katlego Mashego and Sandile Zuke to the Club.
Hit by injuries, Chippa United acquired the services of the experienced campaigners to bolster the squad during the month of November and Bereng felt that their arrival has benefited the Club.
“They have not only added experience but quality to the side. There is always conversation between the younger players and the senior players on and off the field here.
“I am lucky to have known Katlego (Mashego) during our time at Moroka Swallows in 2013/2014 season. He is always open to advise the younger players and together with other senior players are always there to assist,’ said Bereng who joined the team from first division outfit, Cape Town All Stars before the start of the season.
Bereng (26) has had a slow start to his career at Port Elizabeth based side making his debut on the opening day of the season against Free State Stars. He has also been unlucky with one or two injuries.
“I sustained an injury in October during a friendly game against Cape Town All Stars in George. I felt during that I was picking up form and was forced to wait on the sidelines again,” laments Bereng.
On Saturday in front of thousands spectators at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium he was given another opportunity by the Technical Team to prove himself when he replaced David Zulu late in the first half.
“I was ready mentally,” reflected Bereng. “I had not warm up properly though hence I started slow giving the ball away. I did feel confident though after forcing a save late with a long range shot in the first half.
The move paid dividends as Bereng scored the Club’s second goal as ChilliBoys came from behind to beat Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday, 03 December 2016.
“It was a great feeling to score my first goal in the PSL. I had waited for a long time for this goal having made my debut in the PSL during 2013/2014 season.
“People at home said; It was time’ and I know that now I have to work even harder to improve all aspects of my game. I have already moved on from Saturday and focusing on our next game (against Polokwane City).
“My feet are firmly on the ground. We are back in training this afternoon and I need to work even harder. We want to do better than we did last season and we believe that is not impossible.
“My first ambition is for the team to do well and secondly be nominated for an individual award in May,” adds Bereng with a smile.