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Grobler Wants To Stay At SSU, But…

  • May 3, 2024
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Grobler Wants To Stay At SSU, But…

SuperSport United’s all-time leading scorer, Bradley Grobler, has expressed his desire to stay with the club, but the decision ultimately rests with management.

Despite his advancing age, Grobler feels he has plenty left in the tank. The 36-year-old’s contract expires at the season’s end. This season, he has defied expectations by scoring nine league goals despite injury setbacks, just one short of his impressive tally from last year.

His latest feat was a winning goal against Royal AM at Harry Gwala Stadium on Wednesday. Grobler turned his marker inside the box before firing the ball into the far corner. This came after SuperSport manager Gavin Hunt strategically introduced him in the second half, managing his return from injury. Notably, this victory marked SuperSport’s first league win of 2024, breaking a ten-game winless streak.

“I still feel like I have plenty of time to play, just like I did five years ago,” Grobler told Sportswire. “Obviously, I’d be happy if they wanted to keep me. But at the end of the day, the decision isn’t mine.”

Since joining SuperSport in the 2012/13 season, Grobler has amassed a staggering 84 goals in 276 appearances across all competitions. He has also been instrumental in the club’s trophy haul, collecting two Nedbank Cups, two MTN8s, and a Carling Knockout trophy. He narrowly missed out on silverware in the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup, where SuperSport fell to DR Congo’s TP Mazembe.

Grobler’s winning goal against Royal AM propelled SuperSport, who were initially chasing the second-place slot, up to fifth in the standings with 38 points after 26 matches. However, they still trail second-placed Stellenbosch FC by 11 points.

“The most important thing was to get the win here,” Grobler said. “It was massive for the team. We’re an ambitious team, and I’m a very ambitious player myself.”

“It’s been a huge disappointment because we haven’t been playing poorly,” he continued. “This is the longest winless run I’ve ever experienced in football, but sometimes you have to understand that these things happen. Hopefully, this win marks a turning point for us.”

SuperSport will look to solidify their position when they host Sekhukhune United at Lucas Moripe Stadium next Tuesday (19:30).

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