Tade: Time to shift gears


Argentine striker Emiliano Tade has made an instant impact at AmaZulu.

Since arriving from Auckland City in New Zealand, Tade’s performances has seen him slot straight into Coach Cavin Johnson’s starting line-up.

The 30-year-old, who has five league goals, has formed a potent partnership with Bongi Ntuli and also worked well with veteran striker Siyabonga Nomvethe.

Tade says Durban reminds him a lot of his hometown, Santiago del Estero and that has allowed him to settle quickly at the club.

“Football becomes a bit tricky when you are not settled and not in a good space,” Tade said.

“I have traveled a lot in my life but this place is more similar than anywhere else compared to Argentina.”

After a challenging first-half of the season, good form in recent weeks has seen Usuthu climb off the foot of the table.

Tade believes it is now time for the club to set its sights on finishing the season as high up on the table as possible.

“We knew within ourselves that we had the potential, we just needed the momentum from one game to shift our mentality,” Tade said.

Up next for the men in green is a clash against Kaizer Chiefs at the King Zwelithini Stadium.

Usuthu are undefeated in Umlazi this season and will look to maintain that record against the AmaKhosi.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

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