I’m ready to score - Olomu

2011-11-30 00:00

MARITZBURG United attacking midfielder Prince Olomu said he will score his first goal for the club in tonight’s PSL encounter with Free State Stars at the Harry Gwala stadium.

Olomu joined the Team of Choice from Bloemfontein Celtic at the start of the season in what was considered to be the biggest signing of the year for coach Ian Palmer, but the PSL’s second highest goal scorer in the 2009/10 season has not found the back of the net since making the move to Pietermaritzburg.

“That will change tomorrow [today], I will score,” Olomu told The Witness yesterday.

Olomu likened his current situation to that of English Premier League striker Fernando Torres, who has battled to impress since making the move from Liverpool to Chelsea, but said he is not disheartened by the fact that he has not scored for his new club.

“I am a professional and I understand that these things happen in football,” he explained.

“From tomorrow [today] I am ready to start scoring the goals that can help us climb up the log.”

United need goals from somewhere. Just one in their last four PSL matches has seen the men in blue slip down to 10th on the PSL log after being as high as third during the seven match undefeated streak that ignited the start of their campaign.

Olomu said, “I don’t think there is anything wrong with how we have been playing, you go through these bad parts in football.

“But now it is time to move on from the bad parts and we really need a win here, it’s been a while.”

At the other end of the park, United have fared better. Other than the 7-0 thrashing at the hands of SuperSport United in October, Palmer’s defence has been compact.

“We are very capable defensively,” confirmed Olomu. “It is not just the goalkeeper and the defenders; we defend well as a team and we have done so many times already this season.”

Before his time at Bloemfontein Celtic Olomu played his football for Free State Stars between 2006 and 2009, but the 24-year-old Nigerian said this will not affect his performance today.

“I don’t think of them [Stars] as a rival team,” he said. “I take each game as it comes and I will give more tomorrow because we really need the three points, now is the time for us to get back on another good run.”

Tonight’s match kicks off at 7.30 pm and will not be televised.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.