Nyadombo – We want to lift a cup

AmaZulu defender Carlington Nyadombo says his side are determined to end the trophy drought and win some silverware for the club this season.

Usuthu finished in ninth place on the Absa Premiership standings last season and were knocked out early in both the Telkom knockout and the Nedbank Cup but the Zimbabwean defender believes there were positives to build on.

“It was another disappointing season in terms of achieving the targets that we had set at the beginning but on one hand there were signs of improvement,” he said.

“What we have to do is start the season well as we did last season but this time we have to be more consistent throughout, because that’s where we failed last season.

Nyadombo, who was a regular starter in central defence last season and also captained the side on numerous occasions, believes they will be a strong unit this season and says they cannot afford to hide behind any excuses.

“We want to lift a cup this season; we have a strong team, good coaches and all the resources that we need to compete with the best teams in the league,” he said.

“We lost a player like Tamsanqa Teyise but we still have other quality players like Willem Mwedihanga and new signing Sadat Ouro-Akoriko who is also experienced in his own right.

“We’ve strengthened the attacking positions with guys like Philani Shange and a new striker Bornwell (Mwape) from Zambia and other players and it’s just a matter of getting things right and believing in ourselves.”

Nyadombo, who won the Player’s Player of the Season for the second time in three seasons at the club’s awards function last week, says it was the perfect boost ahead of the new season.

“It’s really an honour to be recognised by your teammates and it gives me more confidence to fight for the team next season and to always be the leader on and off the pitch,” he said.

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