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Super-Sub Jayiya Loves Wits' Play

Bhongolwethu Jayiya burst on to the scene with Wits in the 2010/11 season, when he scored eight league goals in just 12 appearances for the club.

The right winger’s prolific form raised hopes that South African football was seeing the emergence of another big star.

Since that breakout season, however, the 23-year-old has struggled to regain that type of prolific form for The Students, and played just a handful of times last season.

Nonetheless, Jayiya showed just what he is capable of when he came on as a first half substitute for Denver Mukamba, in the Clever Boys' 1-0 win over Golden Arrows on Wednesday (28 August).

He produced an excellent cross for Robin Ngalande’s 32nd minute headed-winner, and generally gave a good account of himself on the night.

Read: Wits Too Clever For Arrows

His good display could give Wits’ fans hope that he is getting back to his best. The Siya crew caught up with the player to get his thoughts on his super-sub performance.

He said, “I always say you take it one game at a time and see how we go. It’s good to see how the whole team was doing well. Gavin Hunt said well done to everybody after the game, it wasn’t about me alone.”

He added, “For Robin’s goal I just got the ball, picked up my head and hit it into an area. From there Robin just ran on to it. It was a pinpoint cross and he just had to run on to it. I hit another one as well for Benji (Benjani Mwaruwari). We love playing together and it was actually fun.”

By David Minchella
Follow David on Twitter: @DavidLaduma

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