Absa Premiership

Barker heaps praise on Ntuli

2015-03-11 13:19
Bongi Ntuli (Gallo)

Cape Town - AmaZulu coach Steve Barker was full of praise for Bongi Ntuli after the on-loan striker played a starring role in Tuesday's victory over Bidvest Wits.

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Ntuli, on loan from Premiership rivals Mamelodi Sundowns, bagged an assist before adding his own name to the scoresheet as Usuthu secured a 3-1 win against the high-flying Clever Boys.

The 23-year-old now has three goals to his name since sealing a switch from Sundowns in January, prompting Barker to claim that the player is now getting 'back to his best'.

Reflecting on the performance of Ntuli and the rest of the team, Barker told his club's official website: "It's good seeing a player like Bongi Ntuli coming back to his best, knowing the first of his two, three games he was not match fit.

"He is getting on the score-sheet and everybody is putting in goals and I think our set-pieces, we are looking very dangerous all the time.

"In open play we are showing good capabilities as well."

He added: "You could see the last 25 minutes we were under immense pressure from a team that is really good.

"It was great togetherness and great unity as a team and they defended the lead pretty well, so I'm very pleased.

"But it is important that we understand there is still a long road to go... we need more of these performances but I am pleased with the players' effort."

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