Jeremy Brockie Has Spoken For The First Time As A Mamelodi Sundowns Player
Jeremy Brockie has outlined the reasons why he decided to make the move from SuperSport United to Mamelodi Sundowns, revealing that Pitso Mosimane was a major factor.
The New Zealander has been on Masandawana’s list of targets for a long time due to his goalscoring exploits in South Africa since his arrival in 2014, but until now they have been unable to persuade their local rivals to let him leave.
Now though, with Brockie having been confirmed as Sundowns’ latest big-money signing, he has admitted that it has seemed like the move has taken ‘a lifetime’ to get finalised.
The 30-year-old striker handed in a transfer request at the start of the season as he looked to move on to a new chapter in his career, however it was rejected by SuperSport and he went on to help them win the MTN8 and reach the final of the CAF Confederation Cup.
But he’s now got his sights set even higher, and aside from trying to win the Absa Premiership for the first time, the Kiwi is looking to help Sundowns to more international glory.
Speaking to the Siya crew, he said, “It’s exciting! It seems like it’s taken a lifetime, but I’m over the moon to be joining such a big club, not only in South African football but in the whole of African football.
“When it came to choosing Sundowns, the idea of looking around the changing room and seeing players like Kekana, Tau, Zwane, Vila and the others really excites me. I can’t wait to play with these players, and I’m also looking forward to a new, fresh challenge the most to be honest.
“The way that Pitso sold the club to me got me wanting to put on the shirt and do my best for the club. He told me how ambitious they were in terms of wanting to compete for every piece of silverware possible, and how he sees me fitting into his setup. His motivation to succeed is unreal, and he wants to get the club back to another Club World Cup.”
Meanwhile, the forward also had some words of thanks to SuperSport’s players and supporters following three very successful years at the club.
He said, “I’ve got to make a special mention to a few of the players, the handful of those that are still at the club from when I arrived. Thuso, Ronwen, Brad and Clayton. These boys were so helpful in making me settle into this country and figure out the way football was played.
“The SuperSport fans have been great towards me and while they probably call me over after games so they can laugh at my dancing rather than enjoy it, we’ve won plenty of trophies with them.”
Brockie is the top scorer in South African football since his arrival in the country, scoring 54 goals in total and coming within just a few goals of becoming SuperSport’s top scorer of all time.