Dzvukamanja Eyes Clubs of Europe

NEW – SIGNED Orlando Pirates striker Terrence Dzvukamanja (pictured) has set high targets for himself at the club, but ultimately wants to use the platform as a springboard to Europe.

Dzvukamanja (26), who had a good season at Bidvest Wits, which sold his Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandula franchise, says his ultimate goal was to play in Europe.

But in order to do that, he has to be successful at Pirates.

“I want to make a difference here and, if all goes well, hopefully, I can achieve another goal of mine, which is to one day play in Europe,” Dzvukamanja said on the club’s official website

“For me, it’s two-fold, it’s about scoring goals; hopefully double-digit and also about increasing my number of assists for the season. I think as an attacking player, these are two areas where a player is judged,” Dzvukamanja said.

“I don’t want to see myself as somebody who came to Orlando Pirates just to add numbers. I have come here to work, and this is what I hope shows in my performances.”

He said it was mostly personal targets that motivate players on a daily basis.

During his stay at The Clever Boys, Dzvukamanja found the net 15 times and gave six assists in 60 appearances and hopes to raise the bar at Pirates.

Dzvukamanja also attracted the attention of Mamelodi Sundown’s former coach Pitso Mosimane, who resigned on the side of the champions on Wednesday to join the Egyptian giants Al Ahly as head coach.

When football resumed in South Africa in August and Dzvukamanja scored a 3-2 win over Sundowns in the semi-final of the Nedbank Cup, former Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt, now Kaizer Chiefs, wondered why the striker had not been caught by any of the country’s big clubs.

In his own words, Hunt said: “I am amazed that nobody has snatched him up, fantastic young player, Man of the Match against Sundowns, besides the two goals he was outstanding, played very well for us.”

After the death of Bidvest Wits, Pirates also snatched Thulani Hlatshwayo and Deon Hotto from the Clever Boys.

Dzvukamanja joined Bidvest Wits from Ngezi Platinum Stars in 2018 and Pirates became his second home in South Africa.