AmaZulu has looked within its structures for their latest signings, with 18-year-old left-footed midfielder Zola Jingxi and utility man Luyanda Hlongwa (28) joining Usuthu ahead of the transfer window closure.
Jingxi, who was part of the club’s U-17 team before moving to the ABC Motsepe league, joins the first team on a three-year deal from Sgcino Cosmos.
Hlongwa returns on a six-month contract after having played for AmaZulu in the 2012/13 season.
“It’s always been our aim that we want to promote players within our structures. Zola has developed over the last year to the level that I believe he can get given his chance in the first team.
“It’s always exciting to promote young players and I believe he has a bright future. He is a hard-working young player with good quality that I believe he will add depth and good enthusiasm in the team,” said AmaZulu head coach Steve Barker.
The well-travelled Luyanda Hlongwa has a wealth of experience in him, having also been on the books of Polokwane City, Free State Stars, Bloemfontein Celtic and Roses United.
“Luyanda I think he has also shown great desire and hunger to get back to his best. He is showing that he is capable of doing the job at the highest level for us. He is a very versatile player and with the injury to Thabo Moloi, who could be out for a couple of months, Luyanda can come in and add cover in that position or upfront.
“Part of the reason is how well they have done and to add depth considering the fact we have couple of months to go, with also the Nedbank Cup coming up,” said Barker.
AmaZulu General Manager Lunga Sokhela wished the duo well in their new challenge.Share