AmaZulu’s 87 year history in South Africa has seen the club transcend beyond football.
Education and development of junior players are among the club’s key priorities.
The AmaZulu Academy continues to inspire youngsters from across the province and it came as no surprise when six players graduated from the Matric class of 2018.
Glenwood High School’s Minenhle Cebekhulu, Sduduzo Nxumalo as well as Sifundo Nkosi, Lankie Khoza, Siyabonga Msomi from Ohlange High and Olwethu Mzimela from Lamontvile Secondary all passed their exams with flying colours.
They were recognised at the Academy’s 2019 Orientation for new recruits at Glenwood High School this week.
AmaZulu General Manager, Lunga Sokhela urged the boys to continue their studies while chasing their pro football aspirations at Usuthu.
“It doesn’t stop here. Many people have matric, they need to continue. For now they have set the standard. The stage has been set, the ball is in their court and work hard and make their dreams a reality,” Sokhela said.
First team coach, Cavin Johnson believes the programme creates a sense of stability that will help these youngsters in years to come.
“There are current players who do not have this kind of stability and that is sad. The great thing for these youngsters is that they have the grounding.
There is so much more to life than football,” Johnson said.
Johnson also had some words of encouragement for the new recruits.
“It is quite simple really, no school, no football. Getting an education is vital in this day and age. There is nothing in between. I wish them all the best in this journey,” Johnson added.