Kadi – It is a great feeling

Calvin Kadi of Bidvest Wits. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Calvin Kadi of Bidvest Wits. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Calvin Kadi was delighted to be back among the goals after his double strike on Tuesday evening earned Bidvest Wits a 2-0 Absa Premiership victory over Orlando Pirates.

Kadi was making his first start of the season for Wits after recovering from a knee injury, and netted his first two goals of the campaign inside the first 16 minute to put Gavin Hunt’s Clever Boys on course for victory.

These were Kadi’s first goals for Wits since he netted the winner against Bloemfontein Celtic in an Absa Premiership match on May 10. In the very next game, the Nedbank Cup final against Orlando Pirates, he injured his knee.

“Of course it is a great feeling, I am really happy we managed to beat them (Pirates), because we played them three or four games in a row and never won. I am really glad I came back and made an impact,” said Kadi.

“Glory to God Almighty. Without him this wouldn’t have been possible, I am really grateful that I managed to stay focused and kept going during my rehabilitation. It is never easy being out for that period of time but I am really happy to come back and to get two goals is a massive confidence-booster.”

With Kaizer Chiefs running away with the league title, Wits are left chasing Sundowns in second place, with the Absa Premiership runners-up spot also guaranteeing qualification for the 2016 Caf Champions League. But Kadi is also hopeful Wits can challenge for the title next season.

“We have to (go for the league title) every season after all the signings we have made. We want to challenge and win titles, if you are not ambitious you may as well play in another division. Hopefully we can regroup nest, season, start afresh and challenge for things.”

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