Usuthu Reserves brimming with confidence

AmaZulu Reserves’ team captain Boiki Modisakeng says they are full of confidence following their run of four games unbeaten in the MultiChoice Diski Challenge.

Usuthu run rampant over local rivals Golden Arrows, at Soweto’s Dobsonville Stadium at the weekend, having scored four goals and only conceding one, in the league’s derby day opening fixture.

Modisakeng was once again one of the stand out performers on the day, having provided an assist for the first goal and successfully converting a penalty for the second.

He says his teammates are now full of confidence for their upcoming fixtures and will look to continue their climb up the table.

“It is a great feeling when we are winning,” he said. “Everyone is happy with the way things are going and we know we can keep up this run and do better. The loss against Stellies is far behind us now, and we have won three out of our last four games, whilst we were unlucky not to get the win against Polokwane City.

“We are a team on the rise and the rest of the league has started to take notice of that. We are now in the top half of the log and we want to push into the top four before the end of the year.”

Usuthu now sit at seventh, with 20 points, four points behind Cape Town City who are in sixth. Their next game is against Kaizer Chiefs at the Ulundi Stadium, in Mahlabathini, before traveling to Johannesburg to take on Orlando Pirates.

Modisakeng says they are aware of the challenges they face in the coming weeks, but remains upbeat that they can get maximum points from both games.

He continued: “We have two big upcoming games against the Soweto giants, they are good teams and will be hard to beat. We are always hard at work and looking to improve on whatever we can, even small things can have a big impact on any game, so we have to be fully prepared for what lays ahead.”

The right-back has led his team by example throughout the current campaign, and has cemented his spot as one of the first names on the team sheet. He says he is grateful to coach Dlamini for moulding him into the player he has become.

“I try to be as professional as possible when it comes to training, my diet and conduct on and off the field, as a part of this team and as the captain,” he concluded. “I have learnt a lot from coach Dlamini and he has helped me improve on the areas of my game that need to be worked on. I take it seriously and hopefully one day I can represent Usuthu’s first team and look to achieve the goals that I have set for myself.”

AmaZulu will play Kaizer Chiefs on Sunday, the 24th of November, at the Ulundi Stadium. Kick off is at 12pm.

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