Msimango’s first goal for TS Galaxy was a Given!

Given Msimango is delighted to have contributed in helping TS Galaxy retain their status.Photo byBackpagePix
Given Msimango is delighted to have contributed in helping TS Galaxy retain their status.Photo byBackpagePix

TS Galaxy defender Given Msimango is delighted that his first goal for the club was crucial to save their jobs.

Msimango scored a last minute goal to help Galaxy beat Chippa United 1-0 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday to avoid relegation from the DStv Premiership.

The Rockets finished the season in 13th position on 30 points from 30 matches.

Said Msimango: “What a time to get my first goal. I am delighted for the team. It’s always a nice feeling to score. It was massive for me. You saw the celebration, I even got a caution (yellow card) for that. I am happy for my teammates. We managed to save our jobs, and our livelihood. ”

Msimango said he positioned himself well to get the all-important goal that saw him get a yellow card for his wild celebration.

“It was a moment where I felt we are on the back foot and we were getting a lot of set-pieces, but not utilising them.

“As soon as we got the last corner, I told myself that let me just go up (to the opposition penalty box) something might happen. The ball ricochets and came to my feet, so it was one of those moments where I positioned myself very well to be able to capitalise on the opportunity in the box,” he said.

The 25-year-old player has credited their incredible fighting spirit for their survival. He also hailed his fellow partners in defence for being tight in their last few games, having conceded 38 goals in 30 matches. Galaxy ended the season with the second worst defence in the league after relegated Baroka FC who conceded 40 goals.

“I did mention that we put ourselves in this position and we are the only ones who can pull out of it. We gave our all, so I am happy the defence in the last few games kept clean sheets having conceded a lot of goals. We had to make sure we kept fighting until the last game,” added Msimango.

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