Brutus, goalkeepers' nightmare


06-July-2004

On Sunday July 4, Brutus netted four goals against Plaisance to bring his tally to 10 in three Sunkiss'd division one league games.

Goalkeepers Randolph Didon (Plaisance), Joel Dugasse (Light Stars) and Eugène Valentin (Sunshine) knows, by now, Brutus' prowess in front of goal. Custodians of other teams will have to be at their best when they play Red Star as Brutus is hot.

With his scoring boots on in Red Star's last three games, Brutus has scored hat-tricks each time, a feat not many strikers – be they amateur or professional – can boast to have accomplished.

"As a striker, I always aim to score goals. My job is to beat the opposing teams' defences and goalkeepers," said the 21-year-old, who scored four of Seychelles' five goals with the country's under 23 team in the 2004 Olympic Games qualifiers.

Brutus, who also played a part in Seychelles' good run in the 2004 African Nations' Cup qualifiers, but missed the Sixth Indian Ocean Islands Games in Mauritius last year with a knee injury, has said that his best moment in football is when he scores goals.

Substituted in the Airtel Cup final loss on penalty shoot-out to St Michel, Brutus, who got 13 goals in last year's League campaign despite sitting out for almost three months, firmly believes that Red Star can win the championship.

"We can do it. We need to continue playing as a team, take each match as a final and grind out results when the going gets tough," noted the striker who trains four times weekly and scored six times in the Airtel Cup.

G. G.

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