Gamildien close to Usuthu debut

AmaZulu coach Craig Rosslee says new signing Ruzaigh Gamildien is likely to make his debut during Sunday’s Absa Premiership clash against Mamelodi Sundowns at the Princess Magogo Stadium.

The attacking midfielder joined Usuthu from Bloemfontein Celtic during the January transfer window but an ankle injury suffered during a friendly match has kept him on the sidelines.

“Ruzaigh completed 45 minutes in a 60 minute practice match and we’re looking to bring him into the squad at this point in time,” said Rosslee.

“He’s looking good at training and hopefully he can get 10 to 15 minutes on Sunday. We’ll have a look at the last couple of sessions and assess him but right now he’s in the reckoning.”

Rosslee is hopeful that the 7-1 first round loss to Sundowns will have no effect on their mental approach to the game, but admits that they have to perform better than they did at Loftus Stadium in October last year.

“That result is out of our mind; we’ve got an objective to make sure that we achieve what we want to achieve,” he said. “It’s a new game and this game always gives you another opportunity.

“This is opportunity; it is our home game as well and we’ve got to make full use of that.

“I think the stability in the squad is a lot better now; we have a bit more personnel and the spirit is very good, especially after the Nedbank Cup win.

“The last few training sessions have been quite competitive and it shows that the players all want to play in this game and they are ready for it.”

Tickets for the encounter are on sale at Computicket for R40 (adults) and R20 (children).


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