Cape Town City midfielder Thabo Nodada has shared his delight on winning the ABSA Premiership goal of the month of September/October for his cracking goal against Orlando Pirates in the 3-3 thriller at Orlando Stadium 2 months ago.
The attacking midfielder opened the scoring in the 7th minute in that game, a cracker which didn’t go unnoticed by the fans who voted for the goal as the best for September/October.
The PSL handed over the award to the nippy midfielder at the Citizens training grounds in Hartleyvale yesterday.
“It’s my first and with what we’ve been going through with the team, with all the emotions I think to get something like this cheered me up,” said Nodada.
“And hopefully it will motivate the rest of the guys to keep working and looking out for the best.”
The Citizens have been plagued by injuries to key players this season with the likes of Abbubaker Mobara, Chris Davids and now Peter Leeuwenburgh out due to injuries.
And Nodada believes their return will give the team more options and help move above their current 11th position on the log.
“It’s more options, obviously we have a new coach and we’ve been trying out new combinations. And i think it’s important that as early as possible he has to see every possible options that he has so that when we come back in January hopefully we have a steady eleven,” Nodada continued.
“We need to get back where we know we should be. I’ve been with Cape Town City my whole life, besides (Mpumalanga) Black Aces obviously. This is my first time I’ve found myself in the position where we are, it makes no sense to be where we are with the quality that we have.”
Cape Town City welcome relegatiom threatened Chippa United in their next game at Athlone Stadium on Saturday and Nodada says the team is looking forward to the clash.
“Games like that are very difficult because of the situation they’re in, which is the situation we’re in. It’s gonna be a dogfight again, it’s gonna be a smaller pitch, but whatever excuse I can come with is the very same thing that they will be expereincing. Going into this one we need to go for everything,” concluded Nodada
By Shane Matsoyane