Absa Premiership

AmaZulu cut 'OJ' loose

2015-06-22 08:57
Mbulelo Mabizela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - AmaZulu have parted ways with former Bafana Bafana captain Mbulelo Mabizela.

Read: Aces, Dikwena want Van Heerden

Usuthu's relegation to the National First Division means the club are facing serious budget constraints, and have already started lightening the load ahead of the 2015/16 season.

"We just cannot afford to keep a player of OJ's calibre due to our budget cuts," AmaZulu general manager Peter O'Connor told Football411.

Mabizela, who joined from Mpumalanga Black Aces on a six-month deal, sured up Usuthu's defence and scored key goals in the process.

"He did a tremendous job for us but unfortunately we cannot extend the loan deal," the AmaZulu boss added.

Head of scouting and former assistant coach at the club, Joel Faya, has also been shown the door.

O'Connor added: "We have had to cut costs. Non-key positions we had to review. It is a big blow to lose Joel because you need a scout in any team but with our financial limitations we can't afford a specialist position like that."

Another player that could be leaving is Bafana Bafana defender Marc Van Heerden after he requested his clearance papers.

"(Van Heerden) has indicated to us that if an opportunity comes along he will leave. We are open to offers," he concluded.

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