DURBAN – Top Absa Premiership marksmen Camaldine Abraw of AmaZulu and Jeremy Brockie of Mamelodi Sundowns are still looking to break their ducks in front of goal for their new employers.
The two goal poachers will meet in Friday’s PSL clash at King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban (6pm kick-off) with the same objective, which is to open their accounts for their new clubs.
Abraw joined Usuthu on a six-month contract from ACS Poli Timisoara in Romania. He arrived at the KwaZulu-Natal club with huge expectations having played for Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs. The Togolese international has featured in five games in all competitions for Usuthu.
Abraw told Independent Media that he was not too concerned about the lack of goals.
“I’m taking it game by game. I’m preparing for each and every game that comes our way,” he said. “I’m looking forward to the game against Sundowns and we want to collect three points.
“It is something that you have to have in your mind (that you haven’t scored) but you don’t have to put pressure on yourself because the team is doing well. I’m sure there will come a time when I will start scoring goals consistently, so I just need to stay focused and concentrate on my job and the goals will come,” Abraw explained.
Abraw played 90 minutes against SuperSport United on his debut and then featured for 46 minutes against Polokwane City in his second match. He played 22 minutes in their triumph against SuperSport away from home. This past weekend he played 66 minutes against Free State Stars at Goble Park.
“Prove myself? I don’t think so. I have to take it game by game and contribute in my team. I don’t have to prove myself to anyone,” Abraw elaborated. “I have to work hard and help the team to win games in whatever way, as long as we are winning. I have to enjoy myself.”
On the other hand, Brockie is also yet to open his account for Sundowns. He has also featured in five outings in all competitions for the league leaders from Pretoria. Brockie joined Sundowns from SuperSport United for a hefty fee in last month's transfer window.
“My main objective is to save the team from relegation and enjoy myself here at AmaZulu,” added Abraw. “We are ready for Sundowns. We have to get the maximum points against Sundowns.
“It is our job to fight in the field of play. We have to stay focused and win the games. It is going to be a tough game.”
Sundowns are at the summit of the Premiership standings while Usuthu are occupying 10th place.
“We have to win the (Nedbank Cup) last 16 first and we will take it from there,” said Abraw. “Every game is difficult. It doesn’t matter where you are campaigning. You have to prepare well.
“It is 90 minutes, it doesn’t matter which division. We take them serious. Our goal is to be in the next round of the (knockout) competition. Let us get in to the final first and then we can talk about winning the Cup. Let us try and get to the semi-finals and then we can talk. We would love to do well in the Cup but there is a long way to go,” concluded Abraw.