Edward Manqele chuffed with TTM match-winning display against Polokwane City in Nedbank Cup


The former Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns forward netted twice for the National First Division side after the break following Mohammed Anas's 29th minute opener at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday.

"Everyone is happy you know, the guys, even the management, as we managed to win the game," Manqele told snl24.com/kickoff when reflecting on his man-of-the-match display in Limpopo.

"Though it was tough because Polokwane are playing in the PSL and we are playing in the NFD league, so we had to fight. Obviously it was not easy but then obviously having the senior players with PSL experience played a major role, especially for the youngsters to guide them. We had to work you know, share responsibilities. You know playing against Polokwane we knew it was not going to be easy, we had to put in more effort. Luckily, we wanted it more than them and I'm happy.

"I had a slight injury but as you saw I'm making sure that I work hard. It was my first game coming back from the injury. People had forgotten that Edward still exists, so I was showing them ukuthi I'm back now and I'm still there. Ja, I mean obviously the performance means a lot to me. I had to show that, even though we might still get promotion to the PSL, if not then go through ama play-offs you know. But I just have to work hard and see what happens by the time the season ends."

The 31-year-old Manqele joined TTM in August 2018 as a free agent, having left Chippa United at the end of last season.