Fresh from successfully obtaining a Bachelor’s matric pass earlier this month, 18 year old striker Dylan Stoffels says it’s all hands on deck now that he can fully focus on what lies ahead with Usuthu.
Although quite worth the sacrifice, his high school obligations meant he had to play four matches last season for the green and white donning outfit.
”I was in Grade 11 when I got promoted to the first team and every aspect of my career has been about development – even now. For about three months this season I wasn’t training, but it’s all behind now,” he said.
The Bluff born left-footer says support from his family and the club has been the difference in weathering past challenges during his high school career days at Durban High School.
“The experienced guys like Mabhuti (Khenyeza) and Bhele (Siyabonga Nomvethe) always advise me on how to be a better striker. My father as well since he used to play football with Bush Bucks in his days.
“There’s equal expectation from all of us, we all have a job to do and the same goal which is to contribute towards fighting to get the club up,” said Stoffels.
Coming from the bench last year to add to the 6-1 demolition of Milano United in December bared testimony to the statement that the youngster can shake off the rookie tag to help AmaZulu.
Of netting his first professional goal he said: “It was a good feeling to get onto the score sheet after waiting for so long,” said Stoffels.Share