Vasco da Gama striker Jonathan Armogam says a strong sense of self-belief and a never-say-die attitude is vital to the Cape side’s arsenal.
Vasco shocked Kaizer Chiefs 3-2 in an Absa Premiership match at Soccer City on Saturday night and Armorgam scored the first goal after nine minutes.
The result took Vasco up to 10th place on the Premiership table with 11 points from nine matches.
And following the previous week’s win over AmaZulu (3-1), it gives the Premiership rookies some breathing space between themselves and the bottom of the table
“The results was fantastic, to go away to Chiefs and get three points is an achievement all at the club can be proud of.
“I haven’t scored as many goals as I would have liked and have missed quite a few chances this season,” said the 29-year-old.
“So it was great to get on the score-sheet. I know my brother follows games from America on the internet – at least he would have seen my name come up,” he said excitedly
“But for me personally, God has given me belief in myself and this helps me never give up.”
Team spirit appears to be a vital component for the Parow-based club. Until the last two weeks points have been hard to come by and even when the team has played well, such as their game against Mamelodi Sundowns, they have ended on the losing side.
“It’s the same with the club – management are always telling us to believe in ourselves, to work hard and fight for one another and that the results will come.”
Armogam is one of the few surviving members of the Vasco side that earned promotion from the NFD last season. His football career has also taken him to Avendale Athletico, Bush Bucks and Santos.
A fans’ favourite for his energy and work-rate, he believes the team will only grow stronger as the league progresses.
“Its only nine games into the season, but the team has gelled well and while there is always room for improvement, there is lots for us to be optimistic about.”-PSL webiste