Tade looking to impress for AmaZulu


Emiliano Tade of AmaZulu

From New Zealand to South Africa, Argentine Emiliano Tade is hoping to contribute to AmaZulu’s striking department in the coming season.

The 30-year-old striker joined the club in July from Auckland City where he made quite a name for himself.

Tade was City’s record scorer with over 100 goals to his name. Now he is hoping to impress in the ABSA Premiership.

“I am very happy to be here, something that I have had in my mind for a couple of years. When the opportunity came up, there was no room to think about it,” Tade said.

Despite his impressive haul of goals in New Zealand, Tade says he is not focused on personal targets but rather what the team can achieve as a unit.

“I do not think about individual goals, for me it is a collective. It comes down to what we can do as a team, as a group,” Tade said.

“There will always be some individuals that step up at clubs that achieve something, so if that is me then happy days and if it is one of my teammates then happy days as well.”

After a tough preseason that was capped off with the club winning the KZN Premiers Cup last weekend, Tade says the team is raring to go ahead of the new campaign.

AmaZulu play Baroka FC in their league opener on 4 August at the King Zwelethini Stadium.

“We have been preparing for a few weeks already. Pre-season is one of those things, as a footballer you do not enjoy that much. Everyone can see the excitement towards the first game,” added Tade.

“It is important for this team to do well. Everyone who plays football wants to get somewhere and win. That is just part of the nature of being an athlete.”

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