Many may not be aware of the fact that the young Ghanaian midfielder Samuel Darpoh is cousins with former AmaZulu holding midfielder, John Arwuah and joined the KZN side more than a year ago.
The former Okwahu United man chats to us about all things Usuthu and more.
What are your thoughts on the team’s performance from the matches played so far?
I think we’ve played very well so because if you can see we have played three games which two of those games were away from home. We’ve managed to collect four points out of six and a win at home making it seven points in total, which I think is a great result moving forward. Well done to the whole team, and I hope we keep working hard for more positive results. It’s a good morale booster.
What are your thoughts on working with the Head Coach, Joey Antipas?
Coach Joey, I think he’s a very good coach. I’m still very young as a player, but I can see that he’s very professional. I can see how he conditions his players and brings his winning mentality to the team. All the guys are working for the coach, because he motivates us and I believe we will go far with him this season.
What do you think made the club decide to sign you?
I think it goes down to hard work and positive performances during training. The two previous coaches also showed faith in me, first Coach Craig Rossle and then after him Coach Steve Barker. I’m sure they saw hard work in me and realized they could give me a chance.
How are you getting along with the rest of your fellow teammates so far?
They’ve been good so far. We’re all one family and friends, it’s very exciting and great. It is alo a privilege to experience the pleasure of working alongside the likes of Siyabonga Nomvethe, Energy Murambadoro and Mabhuti Khenyeza. I never thought that could be possible.
How would you describe the type of player you are, in position and style?
When I was much younger I had told myself that as a player you need to be able to play any position, but I prefer playing box to box midfielder. I’m just a hard working player.
Which Ghanaian international player did you follow when growing up?
I like Ghanaian defender, Jonathan Mensah. He is now playing in Russia and he used to play for Free State Stars. He is a regular national team player. I also hope to one day follow in his footsteps, its every player’s dream to represent his country. With God on my side I will surely break into the national team.
How have you found the reception from AmaZulu supporters?
One thing for sure, in football if you have passionate supporters behind the team it can become a good advantage for you. AmaZulu supporters always want to cheer and uplift us. It’s amazing that in both home and away matches there’ve been a good group supporting us.Share