Ajax Cape Town attacker, Aubrey Funga, reserved special praise for head coach Stanley Menzo after he scored his first goal for the club, in a 2-1 defeat to Maritzburg United last Saturday.
The Zambian national, who joined the Urban Warriors from Zanaco FC in January, netted what proved to be a mere consolation for the club at the Harry Gwala Stadium.
“I would just like to thank God, the coach, my fellow players – especially the coach for the opportunity, without that opportunity I wouldn’t have scored that goal,” Funga told ajaxct.co.za.
“I am very happy to have scored my first goal in the PSL, it is not easy. The guys here are very hard, the league had already started when I came in, half of the season had already been played – I have picked up slowly but surely and I am really happy to have scored my first goal for the club.
Funga was especially happy to follow on the feat achieved by Rodrick Kabwe, with his fellow Zambian having scored his first goal for the club in a 2-2 draw against Free State Stars last month.
But, despite the goal, the 26-year-old quick to highlight the importance of getting back to winning ways with the Urban Warriors set for a crunch clash against Highlands Park at Cape Town Stadium this coming Wednesday.
“It was always like that, especially in Zambia. Whenever he [Rodrick] scored, I had to score also – most of our goals; we scored in the same games. When he scored I have to score and vise versa,” Funga noted.
“We are working hard, the position we find ourselves in is not good. We just need to work together and be united; that is the most important thing, to remain united,” he concluded.