AmaZulu midfielder Njabulo Manqana says he is delighted to be back in action and looking forward to facing his former club when Usuthu visit Lamontville Golden Arrows at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Saturday.
“Mvonqo” was in the starting lineup during Tuesday’s 0-0 draw against Maritzburg United, his first game in AmaZulu colours after spending the first half of the season on the sidelines as he was not attached to any team.
“I was very happy when I found out that not only was I going to be play, but I was also in the starting lineup,” said Manqana.
“It was a bit challenging for all the players after the long break but I hope that I showed the hunger and desire to play and I believe I will improve with more game time.
“I’m happy that the club and the technical team have given me this opportunity and I’m determined to repay for their faith.
“The competition for places is high but that is good for the team because we’re all pushing each other and at the end of the day we all want to see the team moving up to the top half of the table.”
Manqana and his teammates are now looking forward to taking on Arrows in another tough league encounter on Saturday and he says the main focus is on getting the required three points and not his reunion with his former club.
“Arrows is my former team and I had good times with the club but now I’m concentrating on AmaZulu and we’ll do our best as a team to win the game on Saturday,” he said.
“We respect them but we’re not going to worry too much about what they are planning forgetting all the preparations we have put in towards the game.
“As a matter of fact, there’s not much between the two sides because our style of play is similar. They also pass the ball around and use pace on the wings but in the end I think the team that is more focused will come out on top.”