Usuthu star Moloi eyes Rio Olympics berth

AmaZulu defender Thabo Moloi remains optimistic about representing South Africa at the Rio Olympic Games football tournament in August, 2016.

The 22-year-old right-back has been out for two months while nursing a knee injury. However, Moloi is now close to returning to full-training with his Usuthu team-mates.

“I’m recovering well from my knee injury. I will return to full-training in about two weeks. I have been busy in the gym and I feel that I am recovering well,” Moloi told

“Well, I think I have done fairly well for the team since I have arrived here last year. Each time I have played, I have given my all for the team. I have contributed positively thus far,” he said.

Moloi, who is on a season-long loan stint at AmaZulu from SuperSport United, is yet to receive a national call-up from Owen Da Gama’s under-23 side.

However, the former South Africa under-17 international believes only hard work can at club level can earn him his first national under-23 call-up.

“I will continue to work hard in every game that play at club and hope that the selectors are watching. Hopefully, I will be able to secure a place in the final squad for the Olympics,” the Vereeniging-born player explained.

The SuperSport academy product stated that they are taking it one game at a time in AmaZulu’s bid to secure promotion back to the Absa Premiership.

“Well, we are taking it one game at a time. We believe that we can end the season in one of the top places in order to return to the PSL. It won’t be easy, but we will fight,” he insisted.

“Our next game is against Thanda Royal Zulu at home and it is important that we collect maximum points from that game.”

The National First Division (NFD) encounter will be played at the Princess Magogo Stadium on the 10th of April 2016.

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