Ajax Cape Town attacking midfielder Abednego Mosiatlhaga has hit terrific form in the 2019/20 GladAfrica Championship proving to be a nightmare for defenders with 12 goals to his name so far.
“I think I am having, if not the best or one of the best seasons, I am just happy with the progress that I have been having, pleased with the way I have moved from one place to another and it can only get better,” Mosiatlhaga tells FARPost.co.za
Mosiatlhaga is the current GladAfrica Championship top goal scorer and believes that he has a good chance of walking away with the golden boot award come end of the season.
“I believe that I stand a really good chance of winning the golden boot, so I have to put in the same performances that I have been putting in the previous games. If we play well, the goals will come so it is possible that I can clinch the golden boot but the most important one is to win the league with Ajax.”
The Urban Warriors, who were relegated in 2018 are top of the second-tier league with 10 wins out of 15 games, 32 points and have a one-point advantage over Uthongathi in second place.
“As a team I feel like the confidence is back, everybody knows what is expected of them and we are all doing and performing our roles, together combining well. It is working out and you can see it with each passing game that we play, we get the results.
“I’ve been playing well and I have been able to help the team to be where it is right now so generally I am just happy and I believe that if I can continue doing what I am doing we can finally get to the goal that we want which is to win the league and gain promotion to the Premier Soccer League (PSL),” said the former Bidvest Wits winger.
The 25-year-old versatile player was part of the Wits team from 2015 but only played a handful of games and was sent on loan to different teams including Stellenbosch. “I have signed with Ajax and I am no longer a Wits player so the goal is to gain promotion with them so I can be able to play in the PSL.”
Mosiatlhaga attributes his change in fortune and good form to the change of role and the faith shown by his coach at Ajax.
“This season is a bit different because I have been playing like an inverted type of winger, just a bit closer to the striker and I think it’s been working well because most of the times fullbacks are expecting those one and ones on a regular basis but with us it’s not always the case. So sometimes I am inside, if things don’t really work out, I go outside, it’s been a bit of variation that we do and teams are struggling to cope with that, I think that is good.
“The coach should get credit. It is about a change of mindset. sometimes games don’t go the way you want them to go but you get that one moment, one shot and it changes the whole game, so I think that’s been the key this season, just staying in the game even when things are not going right and making use of that one opportunity,” added Mosiatlhaga.
The Urban Warriors midfielder admits that he didn’t deliver to the best of his abilities last season. “I had a lot of opportunities last season which I failed to convert but this season in some games I just go quiet but I get that one moment and I just make use of it which changes the complexion of the game.”
The former South Africa U23 international understands the PSL January transfer window is open but said he wouldn’t accept any offer from any team.
“I wouldn’t expect an offer from any team currently. My goal for now is to get to the PSL with Ajax, so I am not really focused on anybody that shows interest in me. If they do come is a good thing, is a sign that I am doing well but apart from that I just want to go to the PSL with Ajax,” concluded Mosiatlhaga.
Ajax take on fellow Cape side Steenburg United at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday (15:30).
Interestingly, the player who follows Mosiatlhaga on the top scorers list is Ruzaigh Gamildien, who plays for Steenburg with 9 goals.
By FARPost Reporter