The evergreen & ever-present Sithebe


AmaZulu FC midfielder Siyethemba Sithebe has once again been a vital cog in the team’s midfield.

The dreadlocked player and reliable goalscorer, Bonginkosi Ntuli have been Usuthu’s ever-present in the Absa Premiership thus far this season.

The two influential players started the team’s 24 league matches which underlines their importance to the KwaZulu-Natal giants.

Sithebe had a slow start to the current season which has been suspended definitely due to the coronavirus pandemic since mid-March 2020.

The former Mbombela United star played regularly under coaches, Cavin Johnson and Jozef Vukusic in the first round of the season.

Known for their vision, technique, skills and passing abilities, AmaZulu’s No.10 improved his form midway through the campaign.

Sithebe inspired AmaZulu to a 2-1 win over Bloemfontein Celtic in a league match last December as he registered his maiden assist of the season.

Formerly known as Siyethemba Mnguni, Sithebe played with confidence, while pulling the strings from midfield since the turn of the year.

The 27-year-old was one of the standout players for Usuthu during their matches against Polokwane City and Lamontville Golden Arrows last February.

Usuthu secured an impressive 1-0 win over Polokwane away, before Sithebe netted AmaZulu’s consolation goal in the 2-1 defeat to Arrows in the KZN Derby clash.

Sithebe then played the entire match as Usuthu recorded a 1-0 win over league log leaders, Kaizer Chiefs on March 07 and the campaign was halted due to COVID-19.

The Newcastle-born player will be looking to continue where he left off when the current campaign resumes.

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