Menzo salutes Mzwakali

2017-10-24 20:34
Bantu Mzwakali (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town coach Stanley Menzo felt that midfielder Bantu Mzwakali was back to his best form in the 2-1 win over Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday.

The victory, courtesy of goals from Mzwakali and Tashrique Morris, was the Urban Warriors' first win in four games and lifted them clear of the relegation zone.

It was Mzwakali's first goal since May this year, and Menzo was thrilled to see the 23-year-old attacking midfielder thriving in a more advanced role.

"I thought we should play Bantu on the outside, keep Prince [Nxumalo] at 9 and put 'Tassie' [Morris] at 10, and Bantu and Tassie could swap," the Dutchman told KickOff.

"And both could play either position, and both scored! So sometimes you need a bit of luck as a coach as well, but in the end it’s their thing.

"Bantu was perfect," he continued. "This is the Bantu I want to see. He made some great runs, and that's the Bantu I know, and the Bantu I want to see more of. 

"The moment you score goals, it becomes hard to overlook you in the team, so that's important. I'm happy for him because he hadn't played for a long time, so it's good for him; it gives him confidence that he can score, he can get in the box," Menzo added.

Ajax are next in action away at Polokwane City in a Telkom Knockout first round match on Saturday afternoon.

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