Absa Premiership

Bucs are ready - Nyauza

2015-06-23 12:30
Ntsikelelo Nyauza (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates defender, Ntsikelelo Nyauza, is gearing up to take on AC Leopards in the Republic of Congo on Saturday and he believes that the squad is in the right frame of mind for the trip.

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The defender, who has often been deployed at right-back by Eric Tinkler, is in with a shout to start in the centre-back spot on the weekend due to the suspension of Rooi Mahamutsa.

Ahead of what will be a tough away CAF Confederation Cup group match, Nyauza says that the team is in high spirits.  

“You can see that the guys are very motivated and there is a positive vibe amongst the team,” he told Sport24.

“It is difficult to play in Africa due to the conditions and the atmosphere but we just have to adapt to that.

When asked if he thought he would be starting at centre-back, the ever-diplomatic Nyauza insisted that the decision was all up to the coaches.  

“I’m not sure, it depends on what you do on the training ground.

"You never know the ideas of the coaches, if they might shuffle around at the back.

“I think that whatever position they want me to play I just have to go out and do my best.”

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