AmaZulu rope in Nhlanhla Zwane at academy set up

The club has brought in former midfielder Nhlanhla ‘Shakes’ Zwane into its academy structures with the view to add value in the grooming of local talent at Usuthu.

The retired 36-year KwaMashu born man represented the KZN club with distinction during its National First Division campaigning days from 2004/05.

General Manager, Lunga Sokhela has tipped the addition of Zwane at the club as an important move to revamp its development structures.

“For now, he’ll be spending some time in our program to upskill himself in coaching and scouting alongside Ronnie Moroka. The long term is to see AmaZulu producing players for the first team, and hopefully Shakes can play a role towards that,” said Sokhela.

An excited Zwane said he is ready to roll his sleeve to add value under his new role.
“My wish is to help youngsters to develop to greater heights in their football careers by imparting the experience and knowledge I gained in my playing days for the club.”

“All in all, I’m quite happy and excited to be back with the club. My hope is to grow into coaching and instil the club’s culture to the younger generation in KwaZulu Natal,” said Zwane who finished he’s Usuthu career at the end of 2008/09 season.

Zwane’s appointment follows that of his former teammate Ayanda Dlamini who was brought in last year as AmaZulu FC Reserve Head Coach.

Usuthu also have former DRC International and club captain Bukasa Kasonga working tirelessly within the ranks in grooming talent at academy level. The former defender re-joined Usuthu as academy coach in 2016.

The trio have been tasked to instil the club’s identity at development structures under AmaZulu FC Youth Technical Director, Ronnie Moroka.

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