Tarumbwa worried

Zimbabwe national team striker Obadiah Tarumbwa said this week he was under pressure to find his first goal for Absa Premiership side Pretoria University.

Although he said he was enjoying his game there, Tarumbwa, who joined the AmaTuks at the start of the season after a six-month stint in Kenya, said he was working hard to get out of the woods in South Africa.

“My first priority was to acclimatise to the South African game and I’m happy that I’m now playing regularly for the team,” said Tarumbwa. “I know that eventually, goals will start flowing from me. A striker’s worth is measured by the goals he scores and that to me means a lot – scoring the first goal.”

Having played in Belgium, he said the South African league did not lie too far behind in terms of resources and rewards.

“Here at the AmaTuks, football is run in a manner similar to the European style, where football is more developed. I owe the management for their faith in me and I have to repay them by scoring goals,” he said.

The nomadic former Highlanders star said changing leagues had not affected him that much but had, instead, given him the experience and preparation for the most difficult of times.

“I am now ready for every challenge that comes my way. Coach Steve Barker always tells me not to put myself under pressure to score goals, but I am a striker and the need to score is always a top priority.”

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