Xoki wants own legacy at Usuthu


AmaZulu FC central defender Tapelo Xoki says he is hoping to write his own legacy at the club.

The 25-year-old player is one of the longest-serving players in the current Usuthu team having joined the club in 2014.

Xoki, who has captained AmaZulu in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) and GladAfrica Championship, is keen to help Usuthu clinch major trophies.

“Well, I want to leave a legacy here at AmaZulu FC. A legacy I can be proud of and the one the club can also be proud of,” Xoki said.

“This includes winning trophies with the team and emulate the man, who brought me to this club, George Dearnely.”

Former Bafana Bafana international Dearnely played for AmaZulu in the early ’90s and he retired from professional football in 1999.

The retired striker coached Xoki at lower division side, Old Mutual FC and he nurtured him into a promising defender.

“He was actually part of the last AmaZulu team to win a major trophy [Coca Cola Cup – now known as Telkom Knockout Cup] with the team in 1992,” he added.

“When I arrived here I made a promise to myself that I would like to accomplish what George achieved with the team and also win a trophy or two with the club.

“I want to set an example for future generations, who will also play for this club by making my mark and leave a legacy.”

Xoki has made 21 appearances across all competitions for AmaZulu this season which has been suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic since March 2020.

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