Bhongolethu Jayiya’s name will now go down in the PSL’s history books for Cape Town City.
The new Mother City-based club began their Absa Premiership campaign on Tuesday night when they hosted Polokwane City at the Cape Town Stadium.
The City Boyz claimed their first victory of the season, beating Polokwane by two goals to nil, and at the same time Jayiya’s name has been set in the records to be remembered for centuries to come.
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The 26-year-old opened the scoring for coach Eric Tinkler’s side, and now his name will go down as the left foot behind the first goal ever to be scored by the Cape Town-based club.
“It is quite exciting you know, I just have this thing that every time when I get to play for a new team, I get to score on my debut. It is exciting and I am happy about it,” Jayiya told the Siya crew.
However, the player said that no credit should be taken away from the performance that City put up to secure their first three points of the Absa Premiership campaign.
“It is all in terms of the hard work that we have been doing in the preseason. You know, we have been working hard and we have set our goals, after winning the first game then we can take it from there. So far, so good, and we just need to carry on from there,” he added.
City’s Man of the Match also stated that he was impressed with the crowd attendance at the stadium last night during their very first fixture in the Absa Premiership.
“I was quite impressed, I didn’t expect so many people at the game, and it was quite fantastic. We just want to show that we are a unique club, we are here to stay and we are going to fight for everything possible,” Jayiya concluded.