Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
1 minute read
2 Nov 2016
10:01 am

Chiefs striker vows to score goals

Sibongiseni Gumbi

Michelle Katsvairo's deft touches and quick runs have brought back some sweet memories for Kaizer Chiefs supporters as he reminds them of their team's best striker in recent history, Knowledge Musona.

The two Zimbabweans are not only similar in skill and technique, but they are of the same height and build.

Katsvairo has also shown glimpses of being an alert goal poacher although he has a long way to go to reach Musona’s legendary status at Naturena.

He is aware of this, and he told a media conference in Durban yesterday ahead of tonight’s Absa Premiership clash against Baroka FC that he hopes to start scoring frequently soon.

The match is set for a 7.30pm start at the eye-catching Moses Mabhida Stadium.

“There is pressure on me especially because other Zimbabwean players are doing well in South Africa,” said the 26-year-old.

Katsavairo has already broken his Premiership duck and said his wish is to score in every game for the Glamour Boys.

“I also need to do well especially because I am at Kaizer Chiefs and the expectations are high here. I want to score in every game,” said the diminutive player.

In Baroka, Amakhosi face a team who are not easy to gauge because of their fast paced game and their inclination to entertain. Baroka have not lost in their last three matches, while Amakhosi had gone on a four-match winning streak before last Saturday’s goalless draw against Orlando Pirates.

Chiefs midfielder Keagan Buchanan said they would be shooting themselves in the foot if they underestimated the league’s new boys. “Playing Baroka in Durban is another massive match to look forward to. We will not underestimate them,” Buchanan told the club’s website.