AmaZulu FC goalkeeper Siyabonga Mbatha has praised coach Cavin Johnson’s man-management skills.
Mbatha was handed his Usuthu debut by Johnson against Bidvest Wits over two weeks ago and the shot-stopper did not disappoint as he kept a clean sheet against the defending Absa Premiership champions.
Usuthu secured a 3-0 victory over Wits in a league match at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban with Mbatha communicating and organising his defence very well throughout the entire encounter.
The 28-year-old has since hailed the AmaZulu head coach, who gave Mbatha the chance to show what he can do after replacing fellow goal-minder Boalefa Pule in Usuthu goal.
“The coach has a good character and any footballer would enjoy working with him,” Mbatha told AmaZulufc.net.
“What I like the most about coach Johnson is the way he manages his players. He has a good relationship with the players.
Mbatha was also in goal for Usuthu as they drew 1-1 with Platinum Stars at home in their last league match, before the current FIFA international break.
“He makes sure that everyone feels important in the team,” the shot-stopper, who joined AmaZulu from Thanda Royal Zulu prior to the current season, continued.
“When a player is not playing regularly the coach encourages him to continue working hard for a place in the starting line-up.
“The coach believes in our abilities. This boosts a player’s confidence,” he concluded.
Usuthu will welcome Polokwane City in a league match at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Wednesday, 18 October 2017. Kick-off is at 19h30.Share