AmaZulu midfielder Lunga Zondi talks about making the step up to the elite league, the positive vibe within the squad and his long term goals.
AmaZuluFC.net: You’re one of a number of players who joined AmaZulu from Thanda Royal Zulu at the start of the season; what has the experience been like so far?
Lunga Zondi: I was very happy when I signed for AmaZulu because it had been my dream for a long time to play in the Absa Premiership. I had played in the National First Division for four seasons and I felt it was time to go to the next level.
AmaZuluFC.net: What are some of the challenges you’ve encountered since joining the team and how do you overcome them?
LZ: As a new player the first challenge is always settling into the team and a new style of play. From there it’s a matter of proving to the coach that you are ready to play even though there are many talented players in the team. The great thing is that there is a lot of unity in the team and I received a lot of support from the coaches and my teammates.
AmaZuluFC.net: How do you feel about being included in the starting lineup for the past two games against Polokwane City and Bloemfontein Celtic?
LZ: I’m really happy about that because I’ve been working hard at training. I won’t stop working now because there are many aspects of my game that still need to improve, including my first touch, getting into goalscoring areas and scoring goals.
AmaZuluFC.net: The team has had mixed results so far this season – what will it take to remain in the top half of the table?
LZ: We started the season well and sort of lost our way after some good results but I believe we are on our way back to form now. We’re always open to criticism and as a team we’ve noticed our mistakes and we have to learn from them. We want to come back from the international break with a bang and play as we did at the start of the season so we can win games again.
AmaZuluFC.net: What can we expect from you throughout the season – have you set yourself any targets?
LZ: I don’t have specific targets and numbers but I’d like to play regularly and contribute a lot for the team. We have a good chance to achieve something big if we work as a team and that’s the most important thing to me right now.Share