Edward Manqele has warned that there are more goals to come from him after opening his account on Saturday, 07 April 2018 as Chippa United brushed aside, Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium.
The 30 year old striker back for his second stint at Chippa United scored the third goal for the Chilli Boys after coming in as a substitute to bang his fourth of the season (Manqele scored three goals during the first half of the season with Free State Stars).
Chippa United beat Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 to move to seventh position in the Absa Premiership log standings.
“Hlokoloza” as Manqele is affectionately known in football circles was speaking to the media at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium ahead of the game on Sunday. He expressed his delight having opened his account for Chippa United; “I am pleased to have scored my first goal for the Club but most importantly that I helped my team win on Saturday. Credit should go to all the players and Technical Team for job well done.
“I am now in a good space, feeling confident again. There are more goals to come before the end of the season. I want to continue scoring or assisting my teammates so that we can secure top 8.
Manqele (30) has made 12 appearances this season overall, scoring four goals and feels that at Chippa United he can hit top form again; “When there was an opportunity to come here don the blue and white I did not think twice. I am grateful for the opportunity offered to me once more by the Executive Chairman (Siviwe Mpengesi).
“The goal meant a lot on Saturday considering the difficult time I had at Kaizer Chiefs. I struggled to get game time and when I started playing I had to go for a surgery and it was then difficult to break into the team. I love scoring goals and I was confident that I will score on Saturday after identifying gaps on their defense. I now want to score more,” he said with confidence.
Chippa United will meet Ajax Cape Town on Sunday at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium and Manqele is hoping to play a role in the game; “I have not lost against Ajax Cape Town in my career. I have always scored against them since my earlier days at Free State Stars then at Mamelodi Sundowns,” said Manqele who has had two stints with Free State Stars, played at Mamelodi Sundowns, Moroka Swallows before joining Kaizer Chiefs from Chippa United at the start of 2015/2016 season.
Born in Randfontein on the West Rand, Manqele has played 105 games in the Absa Premiership, and has found the back of the net 28 times. He will be hoping to finish this season on a high after joining the Port Elizabeth based side back in January.
“It is important that we finish strongly. There are no guarantees in football and even though we are seventh we are not guaranteed a top 8 position,” added Manqele.