‘General’ is a commander of an army, or an army officer of very high rank.

As a jargon in football the word describes a player who plays in the midfield and controls all the passing and movements of the ball.

Nicknamed ‘Deco’ with comparison to Anderson Luís de Souza who is a Portugal football legend in his own rights, Goodman Dlamini fits the profile of the ‘General’ very well. The 24 year old youngster from Nongoma, Masundwini in Durban is a regular starting eleven player in the AmaZulu squad with 14 games played out of 21.

This vote of confidence from Coach Roger Palmgren who plays the midfield so often is a sign of pure talent from the legs of the prolific midfielder. ‘Deco’ has 5 goals to his name and that by the statistics makes him a better than good midfield hands down.
He recently registered a brace in his name just last night in the match where we saw the mighty Usuthu side drown Ajax Cape Town by 4 goals to 2.

An interesting statistic one would not notice is the fact that Goodman has not yet received even one yellow card in all the matches played in the league. Dlamini has played 82 games in all competitions for AmaZulu and does not plan on stopping anytime soon.

Weather he is a general or not you will have the final say but Usuthu are happy to have the services of the 1, 77 meters tall talent.

Be sure to keep an eye on AmaZulu when they play to see for your own self the value this youngster has to offer, AmaZulu will be taking on Orlando Pirates on the 4th April 2012 at Moses Mabhida Stadium kick-off at 19:30pm.

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