by Isaac Ndou
Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach Manqoba Mngqithi has backed new signing Jeremy Brockie to score the goals for the club when he has settled in well at Chloorkop and their style of play.
The New Zealand international has made one start and two substitute appearances for the Brazilians but has not yet found the back of the net. His dry spell has gone to 14 games now without scoring as he last scored in October last year while still with Matsatsantsa.
However, his assistant coach believes the 29 year old striker will get to be familiar with Sundown’s style of play and will then start scoring the goals, as settling in a new environment is not an easy thing according to Mngqithi.
“We are very satisfied with what he has done, you must remember that it is a very short space of time, he is coming from a team that plays differently from us. The adaptation process never takes a very short period of time, but we know what he can do and that is the reason why we have him,”explained Mngqithi.
Brockie has scored 54 goals since arriving in South Africa with SuperSport United where he left with just 3 goals left for him to being the club’s all time top goal scorer. The striker will have an opportunity to open his account when Sundowns play Cape Town All Stars on Friday night in a Nedbank Cup Match.