Moeketsi Sekola believes his side to remain grounded and focused following a 2-0 win against AmaZulu at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Tuesday, 22 August 2017.
The soft-spoken striker who joined Chippa United in July was chatting to chippautdfc.co.za on Wednesday morning.
“Drogba”, as Sekola is affectionately known in football circles wrote his name in the hearts of Chippa United faithful as he grabbed his first goal in the colours of Chippa United on his home debut.
The goal was a typical Chippa United goal with a knit build up that had the opponents chasing shadows before Sekola finished the move with aplomb giving the opposing goalkeeper no chance.
Another new signing, Abel Mabaso added a second one giving the Port Elizabeth based Team their first win of the season.
“It was all due to Team effort. We have worked so hard in the past couple of weeks and it all came together on Tuesday,” said Sekola refusing to take credit for the win.
The Chippa United no.9 currently on loan from First Division outfit, Highlands Park was delighted to score his first goal for the ChilliBoys.
“It’s been long coming,” he said with a smile.
“I had couple of chances at Orlando and even though we lost I felt confident and I knew that I will score against AmaZulu.
“This is a Team that creates lot of chances and I know if I continue to keep my feet on the ground and work hard, goals are going to come,” he said.
Sekola singled out his fellow striker Katlego Mashego for support; “He has been encouraging from day one.
“He kept talking to me even against Orlando Pirates.
“His experience will be vital for the team this season,” he continued.
“We have lot of quality in the Team and the competition for places is fierce.
“Starting from defense to attacking line there are 2/3 players for each position.
“I believe with “Mahoota” (Katlego Mashego), “Zlatan” (Lerato Manzini) Rhulani Manzini and myself, Chippa United has the most potent strike force in the Premiership,” he said with supreme confidence.
Sekola though has urged his teammates to forget the game against AmaZulu and focus to the future; “It was a good win at home in front of our fans that have braved the cold weather, but it is in the past now.
“We have a tough game coming up against Baroka FC. We must remain grounded.
Meanwhile the Free State born striker says he is enjoying life in the coastal city.
“It is all good. I am happy to be here doing what I do best playing football.
“It was an easy decision for me to come here as Chippa United is a “playing” team.
“It was bit difficult for my family though but job is a Job. I am looking forward to make the best of my stay in Port Elizabeth.
“We have a wonderful support both in the office and the stands and if we continue playing the way we did on Tuesday, we will hurt many teams this season,” added Sekola.