Mbatha lauds Usuthu coach Johnson

AmaZulu FC goalkeeper Siyabonga Mbatha has praised coach Cavin Johnson’s man-management skills.

Mbatha was handed his Usuthu debut by Johnson against Bidvest Wits over two weeks ago and the shot-stopper did not disappoint as he kept a clean sheet against the defending Absa Premiership champions.

Usuthu secured a 3-0 victory over Wits in a league match at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban with Mbatha communicating and organising his defence very well throughout the entire encounter.

The 28-year-old has since hailed the AmaZulu head coach, who gave Mbatha the chance to show what he can do after replacing fellow goal-minder Boalefa Pule in Usuthu goal.

“The coach has a good character and any footballer would enjoy working with him,” Mbatha told

“What I like the most about coach Johnson is the way he manages his players. He has a good relationship with the players.

Mbatha was also in goal for Usuthu as they drew 1-1 with Platinum Stars at home in their last league match, before the current FIFA international break.

“He makes sure that everyone feels important in the team,” the shot-stopper, who joined AmaZulu from Thanda Royal Zulu prior to the current season, continued.

“When a player is not playing regularly the coach encourages him to continue working hard for a place in the starting line-up.

“The coach believes in our abilities. This boosts a player’s confidence,” he concluded.

Usuthu will welcome Polokwane City in a league match at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Wednesday, 18 October 2017. Kick-off is at 19h30.

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One comment on “Mbatha lauds Usuthu coach Johnson
  1. Benedict says:

    I have full confidence to the coach, but i think giving Nomvete limited time will make him lose confidance yet he was our top goalscorer last season

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