'The goals will come' - Bafana star confident of scoring form despite lack of goals

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Zakhele Lepasa of South Africa challenged by Ishmael Koroma of Sierra Leone during the International Friendly between South Africa and Sierra Leone at Soccer City, Johannesburg on 24 September 2022 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix
Zakhele Lepasa of South Africa challenged by Ishmael Koroma of Sierra Leone during the International Friendly between South Africa and Sierra Leone at Soccer City, Johannesburg on 24 September 2022 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates striker Zakhele Lepasa has promised supporters that the goals will come following the side's 1-1 draw against Angola.

The 25-year-old scored from the penalty spot to salvage a draw for Bafana Bafana against Angola on Sunday, and simultaneously ended what had been a run of three matches without a goal for national team.

"I think I’ve played four games now for the national team," Lepasa said post-match.

"I’ve had opportunities to score every now and then but, the last game where didn’t get an opportunity but I was able to crate for other people. I think against Sierra Leone the same thing happened."

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"I think it’s good that people put pressure on you to score but for me as a player, if I can see a little progress that I’ve been making and I see how much I’ve been helping the team, I can only lean on that and take that as a positive,”

"The goals will come. If I stay here [within the national team], the goals will definitely come. There’s no way that I’m going to play a lot games and end up not scoring."

"So, its’s just to make sure that I perform for the team, I perform at club level for me to constantly be here and that will create opportunities for me to score."

Lepasa will return to competitive action with Orlando Pirates who will face Mamelodi Sundowns on 31 December in the DStv Premiership.

The striker has not found the back of the net for the Buccaneers since August.

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