Under normal circumstances any football club in the world would cherish a striker who scores 30 goals in a single season, but not former Limpopo ABC Motsepe League side Madritas.
The University of Limpopo-based side finished 1st in the 2018/19 season, but got relegated to the lower division.
This followed a protest by Mikhado FC over the registration credentials of then Madritas striker Martin Nsimbi who finished the season with a whopping 30 goals.
Mikhado, who initially finished second, questioned Nsimbi’s registration processes from Phiva Young Stars FC and ended up winning the case, which saw Madritas relegated and Mikhado going to the ABC Motsepe League/GladAfrica Championship promotion play-offs.
The striker couldn’t hide his disappointment on the SAFA decision to dock his former side Madritas 62 points.
“Yah I do feel bad you know it eats me everyday because we worked hard to finish number one, but what happened breaks my heart,” Nsimbi told FARPost.co.za.
“But my advice to Madritas is that they have to work hard and forget about everything so that they get promoted to the ABC Motsepe League again. I really did not understand what was going on with that case you know.”
Nsimbi has since moved on and signed for Absa Premiership side Baroka says he feels it’s a matter of time before he repeats last season’s form.
“I had a lot of supporters last season hence I was in such a top form.
“My teammates were always pushing me that’s why I performed that way. I feel like I can repeat what I did last season if I can get support from my teammates. It can definitely work and it won’t take time,” said Nsimbi.
The 25-year-old has played 3 games for Bakgaga this season and is yet to find the back of the net.
By Ofhani Munyai