TS Galaxy FC marksman, Mxolisi Macuphu, is delighted to be back on the scoresheet once again.
The lanky talisman scored his third goal of the season this past weekend at the iconic Mbombela Stadium as the Rockets shared the spoils with Cape Town City in a 2-all stalemate.
Macuphu had fired blanks for six games having last netted against Royal AM in Durban but broke his barren run this past weekend.
“It feels great to be back on the scoresheet. It is my third goal of the season. I set myself the goal of getting to the 10-goal mark and getting back on the scoresheet will keep me motivated. You always feel confident when you’ve just scored. We need more goals if you look at the position we are in,” Macuphu explained.
Last season, Macuphu shared the Golden Boot-gong with Lindokuhle Mbatha after the duo netted five goals.
He also contributed with five assists.
“I’m a believer. I believe in God and moreover, I have to get the job done. It is more of a mental strength thing for me on how to deal with different situations. The team has responded well under my leadership. I’m getting to do the job positively. It is not always easy when you are down,” he added.
The Rockets are now finding their feet under the regime of Sead Ramovic who took over the coaching reins from Owen Da Gama after five league outings.
“We are on the right track. We showed character against Swallows and Cape Town City. I must say the support from the management has been greatly appreciated. The new technical team has also acknowledged that there is quality in the team and we’ve never doubted ourselves,” Macuphu elaborated.
Having fought so hard last season, the Rockets missed out on the top-eight right on the last day of the league.
“We’ve always believed that we are a top-eight team. They have come in and instilled that. They have done a great job. We knew that it was going to be difficult but it is now paying off,” Macuphu stated.
Tomorrow (Wednesday), the Rockets will lock horns against Marumo Gallants at Peter Mokaba Stadium.
“South Africans all know that when it comes to Dan Malesela, it is all about keeping possession. It is another shift. It is a big shift for us. We are also a ball-playing team. It is going to be a war game. It is a bottom of the log clash. The determining factor will be about who wants it more on the day.” Macuphu detailed.