AMAZULU STRENGTHEN THEIR SQUAD
Written by: Ndumiso nxumalo
The Moses Mabhida Stadium’s outer fields were filled with young players all over South African to take part in the trials that were hosted by Amazulu FC on Thursday morning.
With many people in attendance, it was no doubt that the competition was going to be tougher than ever. Due to the huge attendance, players were given just 20 minutes to impress the coaches that were selecting.
A Durban-born Nqobile “Cream” Khumalo from uMlazi said that he has been waiting for this opportunity for a long time.
“Ever since I was a child, my father used to take me to watch Amazulu FC plays and I wished that someday I will be part of this team and I’m so happy that I made it to the squad,” said Khumalo.
Although the selection went well, some were against the selected players and felt that the scouters were not fair.
Bongani Mashishi who is a coach for Albert Park Killers said that he saw some wonderful talented players that should have been selected.
“You see in South Africa we will never move forward in terms of our soccer and what I saw here proved that,” said Khumalo.
“Some of the most talented players were not selected, just because they are not well known and they took those that they know from other teams in the professional level, and how ill that help in terms of uplifting the football standards in KwaZulu-Natal,” concluded Mashishi.
Those that were selected will now be part of the Amazulu side that will be battling for the top spot in the new 2016/2017 National First Division season which will kick off in August later this year.
Amazulu are also going to be holding trials in two weeks for their B-team which is Worries FC that plays in the ABC Motsepe League.
*Caption: Players waiting for their chance at the trial