Christmas a time to be with family at Usuthu


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AmaZulu assistant coach and still one of a few fittest ex-professional players in SA, Fani Madida has vowed to dedicate the festive season to family after the club’s short closing braai at Moses Mabhida Outerfields on Wednesday.

“Christmas is a time to be with my children and friends because throughout the year we are all busy with our commitments. I will be spending time with my family and visit my mother in Newcastle.

I wish everybody a safe journey home and love towards others. To our beloved supporters please continue to support us and also help those who are less fortunate in any way possible,” said Madida.

The former Besiktas player of Turkey, also said he also hopes the squad comes back with renewed spirit in the new season to claim their rightful place on the league.

AmaZulu chairman and director Dr Patrick Sokhela with Graham O’Connor lauded the team work displayed throughout the first round of the 2011/12 season.

“I appreciated the supporters, the players and all of staff. We wish them all a wonderful festive season. May they grow from strength to strength,” said O’Connor.

Workaholic leftback Marc van Heerden won’t let the injury suffered during Tuesday night’s 0-0 draw against Kaizer Chiefs dampen his Christmas spirit.

“For me the Christmas break means time to be joyous and to give to the less fortunate who need more than we do, and also about being with family in a happy environment.

I will be flying to Jozi on Thursday to spend time with my family and also travel to Cape Town for a week. I wish for positivity for everyone during this festive season and the New Year.

Zimbabwean captain Tapuwa Kapini opted for a 12 hour drive to Zim but says he will make up for prolonged time on the road with Christmas goodies he will bring for his family.

“Christmas is all about spending time with the loved ones. I will be spending time with my family in Zimbabwe since I will only be seeing them in six months.

I just want to thank the supporters for being patient and hope that one day we could fill the Moses Mabhida Stadium. May everybody enjoy this this festive season and may all soccer players be responsible and note that they are brands,” said the AmaZulu goal keeper. 

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