Supersport United striker Thamsanqa Gabuza has found a new lease of life in the capital city, regaining his form at the right time to help his side to MTN8 victory.
Gabuza paid the lip with the sad passing and burial of his son to protect the camp. The selfless Gabuza didn't want to disturb preparations for the big final.
The lanky goal poacher is enjoying his football under the tutorials of coach Kaitano Tembo. Tembo is using Gabuza to his strength and is getting the best out of him. His partnership with goal-scorer of the tournament’s winning goal, Bradley Grobler, is one of the lethal combinations in the league. The duo has scored six goals between teach other in the tournament, with Gabuza netting four times and Grobler grabbing the other important two.
Gabuza came in full circle to where it all begun. Ironically, Gabuza won the MTN8 at Orlando Stadium ten years ago. A decade later former Golden Arrows hit man, went to the same venue, for the same tournament, same occasion and got the same outcome this time in Matsatsantsa colours.
Supporters of his former side, Orlando Pirates, can only wish to go back in time and change how they treated the man. I doubt if they'll throw his championship jersey back at him if he dared throw it into the mob. To the boo-brigade: Let the last man laugh the loudest.
One man's trash is another man's treasure.
This article was written by a Soccer Laduma reader