Brockie wants to silence Pirates fans
Downs forward’s confidence boosted by goal
Mamelodi Sundowns striker Jeremy Brockie has an axe to grind with Orlando Pirates fans, especially now with him having got his groove back after scoring his maiden goal for the club.
Brockie registered his first official goal for the Brazilians in their 3-1 win over Free State Stars in midweek where Gaston Sirino grabbed a brace.
The 31-year-old forward has had a torrid year in front of goal, having last scored in October last year against Club Africain in the CAF Confederation Cup semifinal for SuperSport United, before this week.
“It’s obviously been a very long time and it has been tough since I arrived (at Sundowns). I felt confident and told a few people that I would break the ice and what better way to do it that with a volley,” Brockie said.
The New Zealander hopes the goal will open the floodgates to more goals, especially against the Buccaneers.
“It would be very nice to score against Pirates. I have a good record scoring against them and have good memories,” he said.
“It’s an important game and they are top of the table but we hope for a result in front of our home supporters.”
He added that his aim was to shut the Sea Robbers up: “The longer it goes [not scoring] the more people give a lot of stick on social media. By the way most of the stick comes from Chiefs and Pirates fans, so I am looking forward to Saturday [tomorrow].”
Brockie felt a little disappointed that he could not score more against Ea Lla Koto.
Jeremy Brockie of Mamelodi Sundowns with his teammates Bangaly Soumahoro, left, and Tiyani Mabunda at the club’s headquarters yesterday .