An own goal on his debut. A red card in the second game. Then an injury upon return from suspension— Chiukepo Msowoya has endured it all at Golden Arrows in the South Africa Absa Premier Soccer League.
Although, the former Nyasa Big Bullets skipper has seen the worst and the best in his career ,he considers his bad start to life at Arrows as yet another opportunity to strengthen his mental character.
At least that is the impression one gets from an interview the well-travelled big striker had with South Africa football magazine, Kick-Off, on Thursday.
“[In the] first game I played against SuperSport United it happened that I scored an own goal and in the second game, I got a red card, but the team won,” Msowoya said.
“After that, I was supposed to play against Maritzburg United in the league and, unfortunately I got injured. But it is a process that you have got to take in life. You have to move on quickly.”
The striker, who joined Arrows on a six-month contract after the expiry of his contract with Bullets, has now recovered from a harm-string injury and he is ready to repay the faith that the Durban side has shown in him.
“You have just to keep fighting for the club which is the most important thing. I am happy with the technical department, the management, the chairlady [Mato Madlala], Mr [Gordon] Masondo. They support each and every player,” Msowoya explained.
Arrows, who are placed seventh on the 16-member log table, face struggling Highlands Park this afternoon, but the former Escom United man is unsure if he will play.
“I have started training with the team and I am fit now, but it is the coach who will decide if I play or not,” said the former Karonga United, APR (Rwanda) and Costa do Sol (Mozambique) player.
Msowoya previously played for Orlando Pirates then Platinum Stars on loan before returning home.
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