Foster wants to contribute to Pirates success

Lyle Foster (Gallo Images)
Lyle Foster (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - With only a few days to go before Orlando Pirates kick off their 2018 Absa Premiership schedule against Baroka, the team’s momentum has been upwardly shifting since their return from the Christmas recess, with the welcoming of Highlands Park to Orlando Stadium for a training match.

The visit of the NFD log leaders gave the club’s technical team an opportunity to play around with various combinations and further assess the new additions Diamond Thopola and Phetso Maphanga in a game situation, which saw Ayanda Nkosi’s solitary goal being the difference between the sides.

The Buccaneers were back to a full complement of players having welcomed back Lyle Foster, who was on duty with the junior national team in Zambia, and Thembinkosi Lorch and Innocent Maela, who had previously been tending to minor strains.

Foster, who returns as a COSAFA U20 champion, scoring three of South Africa’s eight goals is excited to be back with the Buccaneers senior team after what has been a fast start to the youngster’s senior footballing career.

"As a striker, you love to score goals and I’m glad that I got the chance to bang a few while we were in Zambia,” said Foster as quoted by the club’s website.

"It gives you confidence as a player when you are contributing and the team is winning so I’m very happy about that.

"It was a good way to end 2017 (with the COSAFA title) but now it’s time to take that positive energy and apply myself in training so I can improve as a player and contribute to the club’s success."

The match is scheduled to kick-off at 20:15.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Sat 23 Jan 21 15:30 PM (SAST)
TS Galaxy
Bloemfontein Celtic
Mbombela Stadium
Sun 24 Jan 21 15:30 PM (SAST)
Cape Town City
Golden Arrows
Cape Town Stadium
Sun 24 Jan 21 15:30 PM (SAST)
Chippa United
Black Leopards
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Sat 23 Jan 21
Stellenbosch 0
Kaizer Chiefs 0
Sat 23 Jan 21
Baroka 0
AmaZulu 2
Sat 23 Jan 21
Maritzburg United 0
Orlando Pirates 1
1. Mamelodi Sundowns
2. Swallows
3. SuperSport United
4. Orlando Pirates