The new Usuthu youth recruits have been given a taste of what playing for the 1932 old club is all about this week as the 2017 schools program officially began on Wednesday, 11 January.
The two day orientation took place from Monday to Tuesday at Glenwood High School, Prime High Performance Institute and the Moses Mabhida Stadium where First Team Manager and Head of Safety Operations Qedi Dlamini detailed the rich history of the club to the youngsters.
The AmaZulu Head of Development, Steve Bezuidenhout introduced all the coaching and support staff involved in the running of the academy stressing the need for the group to be prepared for a life changing adventure in their football and schooling careers.
AmaZulu General Manager Lunga Sokhela encouraged the parents to be more involved in the early careers of the young players.
“The role of the parents is important, we’ll be relying on them. The club has huge ambitions, and developing players that can one day go into the first team is one of the core focuses, “said Sokhela.
The AmaZulu Glenwood Academy is in its third year of operation since the partnership was formed between Glenwood High School and AmaZulu FC.
There were many positives achieved last year on the academic front while on the football side of things the school made history by being crowned the Kay Motsepe Schools Cup champions on its first year of participation.
There about eight players that have come from academy ranks who are part of the first team. The list also includes the likes of left footed midfielders Sbusiso Magaqa, Zola Jingxi and striker Dylan Stoffels who’ve remained a regular feature in Head Coach, Joey Antipas’ team.Share