Absa Premiership

Dlamini shoulders responsibility

2014-11-04 14:28
Goodman Dlamini (Supplied)
Goodman Dlamini (Supplied)
Cape Town - AmaZulu midfielder Goodman Dlamini said the senior players in the squad needed to shoulder more responsibility if the club was to realise its objective of moving out of the relegation zone in the foreseeable future.

Usuthu, the only club which has failed to record a victory this season, currently occupies the 16th spot in the league standings.

However, the situation is not as grave as it might initially appear, as the Durban-based team are merely three points behind fellow stragglers Polokwane City, who have only recorded two victories this season.

Dlamini, who has competed in eight of the nine matches played this season, has even contributed to the team’s cause with a goal this term. However, he acknowledges that a lot more needs to be done by all the senior statesmen in the team and not just himself.

"We do everything as a team and we are all affected by the poor results but those of us who have been here for longer have to do more to carry the team out of this tough situation," Dlamini told the club’s website Tuesday.

Adversity is not something which is unique at AmaZulu, who have been forced to counter it on several occasions in the past.

However, some of the more recent recruits might not have been exposed to the circumstances currently facing the club.

"It’s tougher for the new players because they still have to settle into the team so we all need to show our leadership skills in these challenging times," added the pragmatic Dlamini.

The KwaZulu-Natal local explained that whatever he had achieved in past season was irrelevant at this juncture because the team was struggling, suggesting that there was nothing to be proud of at this stage in the season.

"I cannot say I’ve done well when the team is in this kind of position. That would not make sense," said Dlamini.

"I need to improve and contribute more to the team. We need to create and score more goals and as one of the attacking players I need to push harder. We need to be united and we all need to pull up our socks."

The next assignment for AmaZulu will be a home match against Kaizer Chiefs on Wednesday. It is a tough assignment, which perhaps goes without saying, but if the home team manages to secure a positive result in that fixture it will certainly do the team’s confidence the world of good.

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