Cape Town - AmaZulu
head coach Steve Barker has told Bongani Ndulula and Ayanda Dlamini the
responsibility to score goals in on their shoulders while Bongi Ntuli serves a
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Ntuli has been impressive for Usuthu since joining from
Mamelodi Sundowns on loan in January.
The striker has scored three goals and provided an assist in
the seven Premiership games he has played for Amazulu.
The goals in particular have been a vital addition to the
team sitting bottom of the standings, desperately struggling to maintain their
Premiership status for next season.
However, Ntuli will miss AmaZulu's next two games through
suspension after he was red carded in the 1-1 draw with Chippa United for
raising his elbow, and Barker wants Ndulula and Dlamini to step up in his
"It is a bit of a setback for us because the player was
scoring and showing some confidence in front of goals again," Barker told
his club's website.
"However, we have other quality players in Bongani
Ndulula and Ayanda Dlamini.
"I think these players are ready to step and use the
opportunity to the best of their abilities.
"They have done well for the club before and I am sure
they will do a wonderful job."
Barker has two weeks to make sure his replacement strikers
are fully prepared to take on the responsibility of leading the line due to the
FIFA international break.
Usuthu's next fixture is against Free State Stars at Moses
Mabhida Stadium on 4 April.