Usuthu sign Phumlani Gumede

AmaZulu have bolstered its defense with the signing of the former Real Kings centre back on a free transfer which follows hot on the tail of the recent addition of the experienced Stephen Mukatuka.

Upon signing the three year deal he remarked: “It’s a dream come true to join AmaZulu Football Club since my father’s brother (Sgwili Gumede) also played for AmaZulu.”

“I was aware the club had an interest since last season when we used to play in friendly matches,” he said in excitement.

AmaZulu General Manager, Lunga Sokhela and Head Coach Joey Antipas have had to wait for an opportune moment to claim the signature of the promising prospect as the grueling NFD second round approaches.

The 23 year old Pietermaritzburg born played an instrumental role in quick the ascension of the club formerly based in Hammersdale alongside his twin brother Philani Gumede. Both twins have been training with Usuthu for a full week.

“The atmosphere has been welcoming because of my teammates, they crack jokes with everyone it doesn’t matter if you are new or are a trialist.”

“Everything about the team is encouraging. You tend to miss the vibe when we are not at training,” said Gumede.

He says it’s the similar jocular jibes from old teammates over recent the years which earned him nickname, Vincent Kompany due to his uncompromising tackling game and body build.

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