Lekay sets target of 20 goals


The sky is the limit for TS Galaxy striker Wayde Lekay, who has high expectations of himself in his debut season in South Africa’s topflight.

Most players have struggled to reach the 20-goal mark in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) era but legendary hitman Siyabonga Nomvethe managed to score 20 goals during the 2011/12 season in the colours of Moroka Swallows.

Nomvethe remains to date the only player in the last decade to reach the milestone. However, Lekay has set his sights on hitting the back of the net 20 times this campaign.

“I want to at least score 20 goals. That is always my target. Strikers in Europe are reaching the target of 30 goals. But for me, it is more about the team. I want the team to succeed. I want the team to do well,” said Lekay who joined the Rockets from GladAfrica Championship side Steenberg United.

“We are not here to add numbers. In each and every game, we can challenge as much as we can. If I can score as much goals as I can to help the team get better, that is great. That’s what I want to do.

“I want to have a great season. Every child want to play in topflight football. It comes with a lot of challenges. Hard work starts now. It is not easy to get there but it is even harder to get to play there. For me, it is about having a great season. I want to learn as much as I can,” added the new Galaxy striker.

The 23-year-old is on a mission. He already has a goal to his name, and it was an important one as it led Galaxy to a 1-0 victory over AmaZulu.

But, a few days later, Lekay squandered a golden opportunity to make the headlines when he missed a penalty against Kaizer Chiefs just before the Fifa international break.

“Obviously during the game, it is a disappointing moment, but many players miss penalties. It is something that happens in football. You have to accept it.

“Yes, it does take a knock on your confidence but if you allow it to get the better of you and then you won’t succeed,” said Lekay.

“I’m back at training and working very hard. That’s the most important thing. It is definitely going to make me stronger.

“Obviously facing that moment against Chiefs. It was a reality check for me. You have to gain confidence from that. That is going to build my character. It will make me stronger,” concluded the former Steenberg striker.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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