SuperSport United striker Thamsanqa Gabuza has opened up on his exit from Orlando Pirates as he gets set to face his former team.
The big forward left the Sea Robbers at the beginning of the transfer window for Matsatsantsa-a-Pitori after six years at the Soweto giants.
He will not have to wait long, though, to face his former team as SuperSport do battle against Pirates at the Mbombela Stadium tomorrow evening in their second fixture of the Absa Premiership season.
Speaking in the buildup, Gabuza said he is excited to play against his former team, while also revealing details around his departure from the Buccaneers.
‘I will be happy to play against my former team. As a footballer it’s always nice to play against your former club,’ Gabuza said.
‘There is no point that I will be trying to prove. I just have to follow the coach’s instructions and do what I am supposed to do.’
The 32-year-old was a polarising figure at Pirates but still had a special relationship with chairman Irvin Khoza.
‘The chairman [Khoza] asked me if I would be fine coming to SuperSport United and I responded by telling him that I will only leave if he gives me his blessings,’ said the striker.
‘There were more than five teams that were interested in my services, but SuperSport wanted me more,’ he concluded.
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