Q&A with Njabulo Manqana

AmaZulu midfielder Njabulo Manqana talks about being a regular starter, facing former team Lamontville Golden Arrows and contract negotiations.

 AmaZuluFC.net: You’re one of the players who have started every game this season – how do you feel about that?

Njabulo Manqana: I’m very happy to have started all the games and I’ve been performing well. My teammates also motivate me to continue doing well for the team.

AmaZuluFC.net: Which areas of your game would you like to improve?

NM: I have to improve my contribution in the final third; I do get scoring opportunities but so far I’ve been denied by good saves. I also want to create more chances for my teammates.

AmaZuluFC.net: You joined the club last season when they were fighting against relegation; how does it feel to be in the top half of the table at this stage of the season?

NM: I’m happy with the way we’ve started the season. When I joined AmaZulu things were not going well but I told myself that I could play a part in helping the club to improve.

AmaZuluFC.net: What will it take to keep the team in the top half and possibly move up to an even better position?

NM: Only hard work can help us reach the position we want to reach. We are all prepared to work together to make this happen.

AmaZuluFC.net: The next game is against your former team Golden Arrows – how do you feel about playing against them and what will it take to win this game?

NM: Arrows go into this game having lost against Bloemfontein Celtic so I’m sure they will come with all guns blazing, especially since it’s a derby.

I’m looking forward to playing against my former team; it won’t be the first time, last season we beat them. We don’t need any extra motivation for this game.

AmaZuluFC.net: You are currently negotiating a new contract with the club – how is that going?

NM: The negotiations are ongoing but I believe this is the right team for me. Things were not going well for me before I joined AmaZulu and I was welcomed well here and also showed them what I’m capable of.

I can’t afford to make a bad decision; I have to take a decision that will benefit my career.

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