Moloi: Wome will continue his scoring form for Orlando Pirates

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Wome has taken like a duck to water at the Soweto giants since arriving in January on-loan from SuperSport United

Legendary Orlando Pirates midfielder Teboho Moloi says Dove Wome is a breath of fresh air to the club and he is actually very surprised that the club managed to bring him on board.

“I think he’s a breath of fresh air and I am quite surprised that Pirates were able to bring him in, because in the past Wome has never been a player any team could let go,” Moloi told IOL.

“You will recall that SuperSport also got him on loan from Mamelodi Sundowns before they signed him permanently. He is a quality player and a strong character who can lead the attack. He is known for scoring,” Moloi added.

Wome joined Bucs after failing to grab regular game-time at United following the arrival of Stuart Baxter. This contributed to him missing out on the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations with his native Togo.

He made his debut in the 2-1 defeat to Bidvest Wits before scoring twice in his last two games away to Cape Town City and at home to Polokwane City on Saturday.

“What he lacks is the killer instinct. I think somehow he becomes content once he has scored one goal. But that is not enough, especially when you have arrived at a time when the club is struggling,” Moloi said.

“Maybe if things were going according to plan when they signed him it would be okay, but a player like Wome is brought in to get the goals as well as the assists,” Moloi said.

With the Soweto Derby taking place this weekend, Moloi believes it’s a perfect opportunity for the former Free State Stars man to stake his claim to the Bucs faithful.

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“I don’t want to put too much pressure on him, but to have scored two goals in his previous two matches suggests he can lead the revival,” Moloi said.

“And if he gets another one against Chiefs then the fans will be confident he can help, regardless of whether Pirates win or lose on the day," he stressed.

“Wome should be unapologetic about his hunger to score more goals,” Moloi concluded.

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