The Kaizer Chiefs captain will get a first chance to show what he can do when Amakhosi face Mamelodi Sundowns in a heavyweight Absa Premiership encounter on Saturday.
“I want to believe I am a team player and I work very hard … I have done well in terms of assists – I am on nine and I have scored two goals. I need to work on scoring more goals. I need to challenge myself so I am not in a comfort zone, this is a New Year so I will work very hard to get more assists and try to score more goals as well,” said Tshabalala.
Chiefs’ strikers have also not exactly been littering the back of the net this season, Bernard Parker the pick of the bunch with four goals. George Lebese is Chiefs’ top scorer so far this season, netting eight times.
“It is a worrying factor but it is not only for the strikers,” said Tshabalala.
“This is a challenge we face as a team and we need to fix as a collective. We do create goalscoring opportunities and in most cases a ‘keeper will make a great save. We had good one on ones in past games, in the (Telkom Knockout) cup final and the ‘keeper saved them. We are getting in good areas but not scoring. With time it will happen, we just need to be clinical.”
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