Mpumalanga Black Aces striker, Collins Mbesuma – who was today named as the Absa Premiership Player of the Month – says it does not bother him what other people say about him, but he listens to God.
Asked about his turnaround this season which has seen him score five goals in nine games, while many thought he was finished when he left Orlando Pirates two years ago, Mbesuma said:
“I don’t listen to people, I listen to God. People always have opinions. I have been with the team since last season and we understand each other now. I have been moving around in the past few years, one season here, one season there.”
He also said he will only retire when God tells him it is the right time to stop, so for now he will continue playing and hoping to achieve even more in football.
When asked about his fitness, he said people will always have opinions on that too. “If I don’t score, (it’s) oh Mbesuma is fat. If I score, (it’s) Mbesuma is fit,” said the Zambian born goal poacher.
He also revealed that he has not set himself any goal tally targets, but aims to help Aces finish in the top four this season.
Mbesuma will be leading AmaZayoni from the front when they take on Jomo Cosmos on Tuesday night, and he feels it will be a difficult game.
Ezenkosi managed to get their first Premiership win at the weekend when they beat Polokwane City 1-0 on Saturday.
“Cosmos is going to be a difficult game. They know how to defend, and they are hard. But we have our plan and we need to stick to it and get the three points.
“I think they have confidence now and will want to continue winning. And we lost our last game and we need to come to the party.”
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