Obaje: Key to Leopard’s African expedition

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Black Leopard’s Nigerian acquisition, Joshua Obaje is optimistic that they can still turn things around in their Absa Premiership campaign.

Leopards are second from both with 10 points from 13 games. It is this record which prompted the management to re-hire Serb, Vladislav Heric to salvage the situation.

“At the top of the list of my objectives, is to see my team get out of the relegation zone and move up the table. We are in a very difficult position; I hope we will be close to the top half of the table by the end of the season.

“Improving on my goal tally is also a priority but the club is more important than me as an individual. Goals will also depend on how much game time I get.”

The Nigerian is clearly enjoying life in the Absa Premiership where he aims to establish himself. With this experience in playing around the continent, he will be vital in Leopard’s success in their African expedition.

“This season has been fairly good to me and, I must say that Absa Premiership football and South African football are very professional.

“This is the first time I play football outside of Nigeria, and honestly, I don’t regret coming here. Hope I will be able to make a name for myself and progress in my career.” He added.

The former Nigerian youth international joined the Limpopo outfit at the beginning of the season and has featured in five games this season.

Having played CAF Champions League football for over two years, the 21 year old didn’t struggle to find his feet, nor was it difficult for him to settle down.

“I have travelled and played throughout Africa. Having played in the big continental competition for over two seasons, I didn’t struggle to adapt to the style of football in this country. The CAF champions league gave me theopportunity to be versatile and learnt to understand different forms of play,” the former Heartland FC said.