Bruce Chikuni

TINASHE Balakasi says he is targeting 10 goals this season after announcing his arrival in the Botswana top-flight league with a goal that rescued a point for Orapa United. 

Balakasi’s side settled for a 1-1 draw against Tafic over the weekend and they are now just four points off the top four.

This was his third appearance for the Orange nation and his first start.

The gangly forward was Simba Bhora’s top goalscorer in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League last season after scoring 10 times.

Balakasi says he is desperate to hit double figures.

“It’s a tough league, it’s very competitive and I’m excited to have scored my first goal.

“I hope this is a sign of better things to come and I’m just targeting 10 goals.

“It’s something possible, but it’s not going to be easy, but I know my teammates are going to provide the chances for me to achieve my objective,” said Balakasi.

He added:

“It’s not easy to feel at home as a striker in a different environment.

“It takes time but I’m happy with the help and love which I have been receiving from the technical team, my peers, and our fans.

“The pressure is now on me to score more goals because they have seen that I’m capable and they are going to expect a lot from me.

“I also want to thank everyone who comforted me after joining this team. It was not an easy transition to leave Simba Bhora, but every man should accept a new challenge.”

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