I have a habit of scor­ing against my former team­mates - Brockie

Observer on Saturday - - Sport -

– Mamelodi Sun­downs striker Jeremy Brockie be­lieves that get­ting the mon­key off his back against Free State Stars was a step­ping stone in the right di­rec­tion in his first full sea­son with the club.

Af­ter a frus­trat­ing sec­ond half of last sea­son with the Brazil­ians where he failed to score, the 31-year-old striker has now scored two crack­ing goals in just three matches. His sec­ond strike came cour­tesy of a 2-0 win in the first leg of the pre­lim­i­nary round of the Caf Champions League against Leones Vege­tar­i­anos in Equa­to­rial Guinea on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon.

“I spent quite a lot of time on the bench and not get­ting game time but for me it was about men­tal preparation and keep­ing my­self in the right space be­cause at some stage I was go­ing to get an­other op­por­tu­nity,” Brockie said.

“When I found out that I was go­ing to play against Free State Stars, I looked for­ward go­ing into that game. I fi­nally broke the duck, and now the con­fi­dence is back.”

How­ever, be­fore fo­cus­ing on the

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Brazil­ians’ re­turn match against the Equatogu­ineans, Brockie will be hop­ing to take his scor­ing form into the PSL as they’ll meet his former team and arch-ri­vals Su­perS­port United in the Tsh­wane derby to­mor­row. Although Sun­downs have three games in hand; it’s been a slow start for the de­fend­ing champions who have only man­aged to bag 18 points so far.

“It’s go­ing to be nice com­ing against my former team,” Brockie ad­mit­ted. “I do have a habit of scor­ing against my former teams and es­pe­cially now that I have found the net a cou­ple of times, it will be one thing that I’ll be less wor­ried of.

Hope­fully I’ll score against Su­perS­port. It’s im­por­tant that we get wins in these league games.”

Their en­counter against Vege­tar­i­anos also marked a first team de­but for Ri­valdo Coet­zee - fol­low­ing a longterm in­jury that kept him on the side lines since his move from Ajax Cape Town at the be­gin­ning of last sea­son. Af­ter Coet­zee en­sured that the Brazil­ians were sound de­fen­sively against Vege­tar­i­anos, Brockie heaped praise on the 22-year-old de­fender.

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