Radebe determined to fire Bucks to safety
15 March 2016
Newly signed striker David Radebe has one thing on his mind – to score the goals that the club need to preserve their place in the National First Division.
The NFD rookies moved out of the relegation zone last weekend and up to 14th place, above African Warriors on goal difference, after a 0-0 draw with Santos in Mthatha.
Former Free State Stars, Kaizer Chiefs, Bidvest Wits, AmaTuks, Moroka Swallows and African Warriors marksman Radebe came on as a second half substitute to make his debut for Amathol’amnyama after having signed a four month deal last week.
He was unable to score, but is determined to find the net in the weeks ahead; there are still eight rounds of matches to go before the end of the season.
“My manager first told me about the possible move, and then I spent three weeks training with the team on trial, and signed last week,” Radebe said.
“I also did some additional personal training, so I feel in good shape, settled down, and ready to contribute. It was a good feeling to make my debut, at home – the support we received was amazing, I have never seen anything like that in the NFD before.
“The spirits were high, there is a positive vibe in the team, we just need to find a way of scoring more. I think we have a very good team. They have been playing good football, but just not putting the ball in to the back of the net. We have been able to keep several clean sheets, but we need goals to turn one point into three,” the 36-year-old continued.
“So that is my job – to score goals. And hopefully I can use my experience to impart some knowledge on to the other strikers as well.”
Bucks are next in action when they take on Vasco da Gama at Parow Park this coming Saturday, the Cape side only one point above the drop zone themselves.
“It’s a big one for us, to hopefully beat one of our closest rivals. One game at a time, but if we can get a few wins in the next couple of games, we’ll be able to start pulling clear of the relegation zone and make our fans smile again,” said the man from Koppies in the Free State.