Cape Town - AmaZulu head coach Steve Barker has
confirmed that he has signed six new players for the upcoming season.
Barker is striving to finish in top spot
in the National First Division this season and make an instant return to the
The Usuthu coach praised his new
signings individually on the club's website.
Two defenders were signed - Mbongeni Gumede and Alan Robertson - whom Barker said will add
value to the team this coming season.
“Gumede is a wonderful player and he
brings in a lot of experience from the national team and Orlando Pirates. He is
a quality player with a great attitude and I am confident he will add value to
us,” said Barker.
“I have known Alan since he was
younger player. I signed him at Tuks and he made his PSL debut against
Kaizer Chiefs. After having spent some time in England during his youth, I am
sure he will do well.”
Striker Linda Bhengu was also added
“Bhengu is the younger brother
of Phumelele Bhengu and he is also a striker. He is excited and is keen on
working hard,” said Barker.
“I have told him that I want him to
score more goals than his brother. He joins the club from the ABC Motsepe
Barker has also signed two goalkeepers. Mphendulo Dlamini’s role will be on the reserve side while Sage
Stephens will bring in competition and stability to the first team.
“Dlamini is a young goalkeeper
who has been doing well for us in the reserve side. I am confident that should anything happen to the two goalkeepers (in the first side) he will stand up and do the job well,” said Barker.
“Stephens comes from Moroka
Swallows and he will bring some competition and stability in the goalkeeping
department. He has some experience and I felt that he did well with Swallows
despite the club facing relegation."