Absa Premiership

AmaZulu's new NFD signings

2015-08-01 09:09
Steve Barker (Gallo Images)

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 PSL.

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 to team.

“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 league.”

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."

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