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Phakaaathi Reporter
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6 Sep 2017
1:47 pm

Practice made Cape Verde striker perfect

Phakaaathi Reporter

The man who silenced Bafana Bafana fans at the Moses Mabhida stadium says he has been working hard to perfect his finishing.

Garry Rodrigues celebrates his goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between South Africa and Cape Verde at Moses Mabhida Stadium on September 05, 2017 in in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

Cape Verde’s two-goal hero Garry Rodrigues helped his side register a 2-1 win over South Africa in the return leg of the World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night.

“I try every training and I train hard for this and today it was my luck‚” Rodrigues told TimesLive.

Rodrigues opened the scoring with a set piece strike from outside the penalty box, while the second goal game from open play after Bafana Bafana defenders failed to close him down.

“It was a good day for me and for our team. It was perfect.

“It is the dream of every footballer to go to the World Cup‚” said the Galatasaray man.

“I’m a football player like everyone here and if you believe‚ if you work hard like we worked hard in these two games … because it is not only about quality or how big the country is.

“Our dream continues and in two months we’ll see. If we work hard and if we believe … it’s like that.”