Absa Premiership

Mabizela has faith in Usuthu

2015-01-26 15:11
Mbulelo Mabizela (Backpage)

Johannesburg - Mbulelo Mabizela believes AmaZulu will not be relegated at the end of the season.

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Now in his tenth professional club, the wayward but talented defender was given another life line when Usuthu management took a gamble by offering him a six months contract last week.

Desperate to avoid relegation at the end of the season with nine points after 16 league matches, the former Tottenham Hotspur player said anything was possible in football.

"This team has enough potential to move away from relegation. We are sharp and having arrived here two weeks ago, one could not sense that this team is fighting for survival.

"I am glad to join this team and I am going to give everything to ensure that AmaZulu remain at the PSL."

The youngest player to captain Bafana, Mabizela refused to talk about reasons why he left Mpumalanga Black Aces with reports suggesting he had a tiff with respected coach Clive Barker.

"What happened at Aces is the past and I don't have time for that. I enjoyed my football at Aces and that is all matters now.

"I am an AmaZulu player and that is what matters at the moment. I am not getting any younger so that means I must use my experience to help this team."

Usuthu's coach Steve Barker said he was delighted with the professionalism and attitude of the 32-year-old Mabizela.

"He is something special and having him in the team has really upped the spirit. He knows what is expected out of him and I am grateful that we brought him here.

"The challenge is huge but with such players, we can really dig deeper and find the winning formula."

With the local transfer period coming to a close on Friday, Barker said they were still eyeing three other players. They showed their buying intentions when they welcomed Mamelodi Sundowns striker Bongani Ntuli on loan.

"Bongani is sharp and he brings something different upfront. We are working hard to ensure that by the time we restart, he is on top shape.

"We are still looking at bolstering the squad so some more players might be coming here."

AmaZulu resume their league campaign against Orlando Pirates early next month.

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