After a tough start in the Sasol KwaZulu Natal League, Ixopo Ladies are slowly getting better with each game.
These are the sentiments of one of their outstanding players Maoshei Mjoli, who has been the driving force for the team this season.
Togetherness as they are affectionately known in football circles lost 6-4 at home against Makhanisi Ladies at Jeffrey Zungu Stadium on Sunday.
Mjoli believes her team will get better and start collecting points in the second leg of the season.
“We’ve been trying with determination but things were not going our way, I don’t know maybe the combinations were not there,” she reflected.
“Our combination play has not been on par and that let us down in many matches, our attacking prowess was not good enough.
“We do sit down and try to find the solution amongst ourselves as players because we are ready to play here.
“But now things are getting better, we are scoring goals and the confidence is back now, we know where we need to fix. We are slowly getting better and improving I all departments,” said Mjoli.
The 29-year-old is also worried about her chances of making it big in football because of her age. She still dreams of playing for the senior women’s national team, Banyana Banyana.
“I still have a chance, only if I can be determined, but age is not on my side. Maybe if I can get a team that is playing in the national league I can get there.
“I just need to keep on training hard, listen to the coaches and respect is very important in football,” concluded Mjoli.
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter