Lehlohonolo Majoro has found himself in the spotlight following his recent run of success as the leading man in AmaZulu’s attack.
The 34-year-old has clawed his way back to being one of the first names on Ayanda Dlamini’s team sheet, after being cast aside by Jozef Vukusic during the Slovakian’s time in charge of the Durban based outfit.
Majoro says it’s been a tough journey but one that he never lost hope in.
“I think my experience at this level has helped me a lot in terms of how the dynamics of football in South Africa works. Things aren’t always going to go your way but it’s important that you keep giving it your best and never losing hope,” he said.
“It’s not always easy but training hard and keeping your head down to focus on the task at hand always pays off. I’ve had to adapt my game as time has gone on, to keep up with the game and I know what I have to offer, so I’m happy the coach has noticed that and has shown faith in me.”
The former Bafana Bafana striker has netted two goals and provided two assists since entering the bio bubble, helping Usuthu on their way to collecting five out of the previous nine points available.
Despite his impressive performances though, Majoro has also given credit to Bongi Ntuli, who is in contention for this season’s golden boot award.
“The thing with Ntuli is that he is always a threat to the opposition, even when he’s having a bad game, he has the ability to create a moment of magic out of nothing. He has done it throughout this season and his numbers show that, the number of goals he has scored and assists he has provided, all that speaks for itself,” he said.
AmaZulu find themselves in thirteenth position on the log, one point above the drop zone and two points away from twelfth placed Chippa United.
Majoro says there is a strong belief within the squad, since the appointment of Dlamini as caretaker manager, that survival is imminent.
“He’s someone that I’ve had the privilege of playing with, during his time as a player, so we fully understand each other. He knows my strengths and weaknesses, but more importantly, he knows what it’s like to be in our position. He has been through it, he has experienced it and is able to help us from that point of view,” he said.
“We can relate to Dlamini a lot better as a person and coach because we can see he is one of us. He has the ability to calm us down, hype us up and get the best out of us in those pressure situations, which is important during these stages of the season. We believe in him and he believes in us.”
AmaZulu will fight their last battle of the current campaign this weekend, in their final attempt of securing top flight football for next season.
They host Highlands Park at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, kickoff is scheduled for 15h30.Share