Tlolane reveals what’s hurting him at Polokwane City


Not only is he the club’s all-time top goal scorer but he has also played more matches than any player in the history of Polokwane City since their formation in 2012.

But there is just one thing that forward Puleng Tlolane admits is hurting him and that’s the fact that he has never won a trophy since the club was promoted to the Absa Premiership.

The 29-year-old has been part of the Rise and Shine squad since their days in the GladAfrica Championship following the purchase of a second division status from Bay United.

“To be honest my brother, Polokwane City gave a life and everyone knows me because of this team and I will forever be greatful. But the only thing that’s hurting me every day is that I haven’t won anything with this club since we got promoted,” he told FARPost.

“It is hurting because everybody is talking about how good I am but I have nothing to show that I am good. So I would love to win something with Polokwane City before thinking about moving to another team because this team is the only team that gave me life, but if it doesn’t happen then it’s something that I’ll sit down with the boss and discuss.”

Tlolane is the top goal scorer with 43 goals and 12 assists from 193 matches in all competitions.

“I think it is because I’ve been playing with good players over the years and coached by good coaches who knows how to use me. It has really been a great journey for me and the only thing I was doing and I am doing it now is, I always take one game at a time, but obviously I am very excited about being the team all-time top scorer,” added Tlolane.

“In any team sports, the best teams have consistent players and I think I am one of them, even though I had few injuries, I would have loved to play more games every season. But I can only thank God for everything,” he stated.

The only other players to play over 100 matches for Rise and Shine are Jabulani Maluleke (184), George Chigova (133) and Sibusiso Mbonani (116).

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