Nyadombo, Van Heerden face off in friendly

AmaZulu defenders Marc Van Heerden and Carlington Nyadombo will be on opposite sides tonight when South Africa hosts Zimbabwe in an international friendly at Orlando Stadium.

Nyadombo has been absent from the Warriors squad in recent months and will look to use this opportunity to make a good impression on national team coach Ian Gorowa.

“I’m happy that I’ve been called up to the national team again,” he said. “I just want to showcase my talent and I want them to see what I can bring to the team.

“It’s going to be a tough game against a strong Bafana Bafana team but also an opportunity for us to show that we are headed in the right direction.

“I’m happy to play against my teammate (Van Heerden), I hope we’ll both get a run and I’m sure we’ll motivate each other before and after the game.”

Van Heerden on the other hand will be eyeing his second appearance for Bafana Bafana after making his international debut against Burkina Faso last month.

“Personally I’m feeling strong; the last couple of weeks have been testing on the body but I’m feeling good,” he said.

“I’m happy with my form and I’m hoping to continue growing within the national team and also at club level.

“I’m expecting a tight game against Zimbabwe, both teams know each other quite well and there’s always that extra competitiveness when neighbours play against each other.

“I’m looking forward to playing against my teammate Carlington; we’ve known about the game for a while and a few jokes have been made but we haven’t said anything too serious about the game.

“It’s a good thing for us as players and also for the team; hopefully we’ll see more and more AmaZulu players being involved in international matches.”

The match is scheduled to kick off at 20h30.

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