Jayiya On Chiefs & Beating His Old Teammates
Bhongolethu Jayiya On His Kaizer Chiefs v Cape Town City
Bhongolethu Jayiya says that it was a strange feeling being back in front of the Cape Town City fans, but was happy to help Kaizer Chiefs get their first win.
The 27-year-old got his league debut for the Amakhosi during their impressive 2-0 win over the Citizens over the weekend, hitting the post against his former employers before goals from Siphiwe Tshabalala and Wiseman Meyiwa wrapped up the result.
Now, with the club looking to make it back to back wins for the first time since April, Jayiya thinks that things can only get better for Steve Komphela’s outfit.
Speaking to Chiefs’ official website, the attacker - who joined as a free agent from City - said, “It was a good feeling to return to Cape Town… It was fascinating to play against my former teammates.
“I enjoyed myself and was adamant to help my team win. The Cape Town City supporters were always good to me and it was intriguing to play in front of the crowd that used to cheer me on.”
He went on to say, “The main focus was, of course, on Kaizer Chiefs. We desperately wanted to win this match. To achieve that in front of a big crowd and against my former team was a double bonus. It will go a long way to boost my confidence and, more so, to get us to winning ways.”
Now, as they prepare to take on the reigning Absa Premiership champions, ‘Bongo’ says that they want to keep the momentum going.
“This is a massive challenge,” he said. We want to keep the winning momentum alive. We are aware that Wits will be coming at us firing on all cylinders as they have suffered six games without a win. One thing for sure is that we are going to do our utmost best to win the match.”
“It is good to play back-to-back matches. As players we want to play. We are still missing injured players though, but, as you’ve seen on Wednesday, we have a great pool of very talented players who are more than willing to fight tooth and nail to defend the Chiefs badge.”