Brockie wants to si­lence Pi­rates fans

Downs for­ward’s con­fi­dence boosted by goal

Sowetan - - Dipapadi - By Go­molemo Motshwane

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.

/ LEE WAR­REN / GALLO IMAGES

Jeremy Brockie of Mamelodi Sun­downs with his team­mates Ban­galy Souma­horo, left, and Tiyani Mabunda at the club’s head­quar­ters yes­ter­day .

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