AmaZulu junior team coaches ran the jury on trialists in a effort to select the final team for the juniors’ upcoming 2012 season this week at Moses Mabhida Training Fields.
AmaZulu’s U17 team and Engen 2011 U17 Knockout Challenge runner ups have a relatively new look team according to coach Lindani Mkhize.
“We’re trying to be careful as we can with the selections. Even the 19 players we have now from the 29 that we got from the first phase in December, the talent looks quite rich.
With other promoted players from the U15’s and a few that we have from last season, I’m confident we will have a great team this season,” said the coach.
The coach also hailed the commitment displayed by last season’s players and has tipped them for greatness if they kept their attitudes right.
Players that are knocking on the door of sister development team, Durban Warriors – will be bloodied into the AmaZulu Junior team which gets main action in the KZN Reserve League which will resume on January, 16th.
Trialist, Mlungisi Khumalo from Ntuzuma who is excited to have survived the last hurdle says he will put on a convincing showing to ensure a place in the team.
“I feel happy to have made it thus far because I want to play and be successful in football,” said the grade 11 pupil.
For skillful 16 year old Divesh Rajkumar of Phoenix, nothing will keep him from achieving his dreams: “It’s been hard for me playing on the side of communicating for the ball mostly but that is nothing because I want to play in the PSL one day.
The selected players on the U15 team and U13s will still undergo further training before a final team is selected. The Durban Central League programme will start in April.