AmaZulu players reflect on 2013

Overall the year 2013 has been positive for AmaZulu who turned the corner and escaped relegation in the second half of last season while setting the scene alight so far in 2013/14. caught up with some of the players after the disappointing final match of the year against Kaizer Chiefs at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Sunday.

“I scored three goals so far in the league and I know that means I have a lot to work ON in the new year. It’s been a long year and we’ve come a long way to where we are. We need to use this time to look back on our mistakes and make sure we come back stronger next year,” said striker Bongani Ndulula.

For promising attacking midfielder Mfundo Nsele who joined Usuthu during pre-season from Maritzburg City, the journey has been a learning curve.

“It’s been a tough first round of the season for the team and for me personally coming in from the second division.

“Although I haven’t started many matches, I have been in the 18 squad in most league matches which is a sign for me that the coaches do think I have something to offer in the near future.

“I’m looking forward to the rest, spending time at home, and linking up with old friends during the Christmas break,” said Nsele.

Defender, Willem Mwedihanga of Ongwediva, says he’ll be trotting back to his Namibian hometown on Monday to make it on time for Christmas.

“I can’t wait to be with my family after such a long and tough first round with the team. We’ve had an interesting first round where we’ve done well and yet did our fair share of mistakes by dropping important points.

“Next year we know we have an even tougher task ahead of us but now it’s time to relax and reflect on the year gone by,” said Mwedihanga.

In defenders Bongi Macala and Marc van Heerden’s parting messages for the year, the duo urge the fans take heed of safety regulations during the festive breaks.

“I wish everybody a Merry Christmas – especially our fans. I hope they won’t drink and drive, because the festive season is unpredictable and we need them to come back in one piece next year,” said Macala.

“I just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I’m looking forward to spending time with my family. I’d like to wish everybody to be careful out there on the roads, until next year,” said Van Heerden.

Club Management also wished the supporters a warm Christmas break and prosperous New Year. The team will resume training on 6 January 2014.

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