AmaZulu’s 22 year old centre-back Njabulo Ngcobo says each squad member had a role to play in their successful five-day ‘base’ in Cape Town which ended on Saturday.
Usuthu compounded host club Santos’ first round league woes by beating them 1-0 at the Athlone Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
A few days before that the man nicknamed ‘Road Block’ watched his teammates beat the Peoples Team 4-3 on penalties to qualify for the 2017 Nedbank Cup competition.
“We knew what to expect of them since we played them this past Wednesday and the team was feeling good.”
“Everybody was ready to play as some played in the cup game especially those who have not been playing more regularly.”
“What is important is that everyone was ready to fight for the team so that we come back home with maximum points, ” said Ngcobo.
There was no shortage of drama as the referee was called upon to make bold decisions throughout the encounter, notablly the red card served to Suhaly Allie in the second half.
Captain on the day and goalscorer Siyabonga Nomvethe missed a penalty moments after he’d given Usuthu the lead within the referee’s grace time.
“The game was not bad, even though the wind became a challenge as its known of Cape Town.”
“We did manage to defend very well against the wind in the first half and we came back much more sronger in the second half.
“The goal came very late but it was just enough and on time. As a team we managed to keep our concentration right until the end which is what we realy needed,” said Ngcobo.
On Sunday, 18 December AmaZulu face yet another Mother City based opponent in Milano Unitd at Princess Magogo Stadium. Kickoff 15:30pm.Share