Usuthu captain Nyongo calls for improvement


Tapelo Nyongo of AmaZulu during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 game between AmaZulu and Maritzburg United at King Zwelithini Stadium, Durban on 12 September 2017 © Steve Haag/BackpagePix

AmaZulu FC captain Tapelo Nyongo says he hopes to stay injury free and help the club achieve its objectives.

Usuthu had to cope without the hard-working defender for over two months as Nyongo was out nursing a kidney injury.

The 22-year-old was sidelined after colliding with Platinum Stars captain Vuyo Mere during a 1-1 Absa Premiership draw at the King Zwelithini Stadium on September 23.

“The most important thing for me is to help the club retain its PSL status this season,” Nyongo told AmaZulufc.net.

“Unfortunately, I could not play in the Telkom Knockout Cup because I was out nursing an injury, but we will participate in the Nedbank Cup next year.

“I just need to stay injury free so that I can help my team achieve its objectives by doing well in both competitions,” the former Old Mutual Academy player continued.

Last week, Usuthu were narrowly beaten 1-0 by Cape Town City away in their last league game of the year. Nyongo, who made his return from injury against City, stated that the team needs to improve their form on the travels.

“We have done relatively well at home in the league, but we need to improve our away form. There’s still a long way to go and we just need to keep pushing for positive results.

Nyongo is enjoying working with Usuthu head coach Cavin Johnson, who was apoointed prior to the start of the current campaign.

“We are fortunate to have a great coach like Cavin Johnson, who is very supportive and helpful,” the Khayelitsha-born player said.

“He makes sure everyone in the team feels important. He tells you where you need to improve your game in order to become a better footballer.”

AmaZulu’s next Absa Premiership match is against Chippa United at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Sunday, 7 January 2018.

Kick-off is at 15h30.

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One comment on “Usuthu captain Nyongo calls for improvement
  1. Sthembiso Mbhele says:

    Much improvement

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