KUTUMELA REVEALS SECRETS TO HIS SUCCESS
4 March 2020
Maritzburg United forward Thabiso Kutumela says the reason behind his fine form this season is religious and spiritual, adding that trust from the entire team has also helped.
The 27-year-old Limpopo-born striker has registered nine goals in all competitions in the 2019/20 campaign - six in the Absa Premiership and three in the cups.
“First of all, I just want to thank God for all the power he gave me,” Thabiso tells the club website.
“I’ve grown both as a player individually and as part of the team. So far I am happy to help the team to win games because if I don’t score, I assist."
Despite having nine goals in his name so far this season, Thabiso believes he should have scored more and says he still can find the back of the net more between now and the end of the season.
“So far, I’m happy (with the number of goals that I have scored), but I wish that I could have scored more," he explains. "I believe that I will keep on helping the team and score more goals in the remaining matches.
“I’m not a player who targets a number of goals to score, but I just work hard and try to score as much as I can when I get the opportunity to play and see where it ends.
The Team of Choice's leading goal-scorer believes that it is their duty as senior players to guide youngsters like BongokuhleHlongwane to ensure that they work hard to be amongst the best players in the country.
He had some words of encouragement for the young attacker, who scored a brace and provided an assist against Stellenbosch FC in a Man of the Match display.
“The boy is still young and is growing each and every time,“ Thabiso added.
“He needs more help from us (as senior players) and we must be patient with him and give him proper guidance to excel his game.”
Maritzburg will host Polokwane City in the league on Friday night at the Harry Gwala Stadium before traveling to Limpopo to visit Black Leopards.