The best is yet to come: Gurirab
By Michael Uugwanga
ORLANDO Pirates hot shooter and current Namibia Premier Football League (NPFL) top scorer Isaskar ‘Bio’ Gurirab reckons the best is yet to come from him as he is ready to fire Pirates to glory this season following his five goals scored from two matches over the past weekend.
Gurirab scored a hat-trick for Pirates against Citizens last Saturday on the opening day of the 2021 Transitional NPFL season before scoring a brace against Young Brazilians the following day.
His five goals over the past weekend also helped send Pirates to the top of the log in his first display for the team, following his move to the Buccaneers from Life Fighters.
Gurirab was also the top scorer in the expelled Namibia Premier League (NPL) in 2019 after scoring 22-goals from 24 appearances for Otjiwarongo-based outfits Life Fighters.
Speaking to Confidente Sport, Gurirab said he joined Pirates so that he could win domestic trophies.
“The best is still to come from me and I can assure you that you can still expect more goals. I am still young and I am capable of scoring more. However, it is not all about me but also about the rest of the squad,” said the 23-year-old forward.
Gurirab who was born in Uis settlement in the Erongo region surprised everyone following his move to Pirates, a club that previously rejected him while at trials a few years ago and he then joined Golden Bees from Outjo, before he went to Life Fighters.
The footballer cleared the air saying that he joined Pirates because it is a club that he grew up supporting.
His form this season did not come as a surprise as he benefited a lot while on duty with the Brave Warriors squad that was involved in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers that ended last month of which Namibia failed to qualify.
“I am so glad to be back at home (Pirates). I grew up supporting Pirates as a kid. So far everything is going well at the club and I have been welcomed with open arms by the management and my fellow teammates. I have signed a six months’ contract and only time will tell how far I will go with the club.
“The target at Pirates is to win every trophy that is front of us. I am lucky that I have been fit because of my involvement with the national team. Even after the AFCON qualifier I have been training on my own despite the uncertainty to the start of the league,” he said.