Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has expressed his delight in seeing striker Jeremy Brockie open his goal scoring account for the club.
The New Zealand international scored his first goal for the Brazilians on Saturday as they beat Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 in the Shell Helix Ultra Cup.
Brockie netted the Brazilians’ opener before Themba Zwane scored the decisive goal, while Bernard Parker scored a consolation for the Soweto giants.
Speaking after the match at FNB Stadium, Mosimane was happy to see Brockie finally getting the monkey off his back.
Brockie joined the reigning Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions in January 2018, but struggled to score for the Tshwane side.
Moreover, Mosimane said the man also known as a ‘Sniper’ will help in solving their problems upfront after losing both Percy Tau and Billiat.
Tau completed his move to English Premier League side, Brighton & Hove Albion on Friday, whilst the Zimbabwean forward has since joined the Naturena-based side.
“Brockie stresses a lot because he wants to break the ice. I must let him stay on longer,” Mosimane said after the match.
“When he plays longer, he scores. It's good that I have a striker. I had Percy (Tau) and Khama (Billiat) scoring - they are gone,” he said.
“I think coach Steve Komphela did a good job at Chiefs. They finished third. Now Khama will help them,” he continued.
“Castro will help them. They helped them in the Maize Meal. But they will have to win the right cup,”
“We need to test our team and put it under pressure. My brother Steve Komphela said with his quotes, 'put the team in boiling water and see the colour of it'. We put it in boiling water. We want to see the colour,” concluded the coach.
Meanwhile, Mosimane will now focus on their fourth Caf Champions League group stage match against AS Togo-Port next weekend at home.
The 2016 African champions are yet to win in this year’s tournament, they have two draws and one loss they suffered last week in Togo.