Absa Premiership

AmaZulu suspend five senior players

2020-02-12 11:01
Jozef Vukusic
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Cape Town - AmaZulu have suspended five of their players after they expressed their frustrations regarding lack of playing time.

Lehlohonolo Majoro, Jabulani Ncobeni, Michael Morton, Thembela Sikhakhane, and Nhlanhla Vilakazi have been asked to train separately from the rest of the first team.

A report by Independent Media suggested that the reason they had been suspended from the first team is due to their negative attitude.

"Yes, it is true that these five players you've mentioned have been suspended," a source confirmed, as quoted by IOL.

"They are no longer training with the team. They were complaining that they are not given a chance but they got it this past weekend. What did they do? They failed to make an impact. You expect more from them. They were called and informed that they are not fired but they have to train on their own until further notice."

However, Usuthu team manager Qedi Dlamini has offered a different explanation for the five players' separation from the team. He has revealed that they require different training due to their physical condition.

"We are not firing them. They were not moved aside because they are not in our plans. We wanted our medical department to focus on them. Remember, these are seasoned players who do not have age on their side," said Dlamini.

"A decision was taken that it will be difficult for them to play two or three games in a row. We took a decision of setting up a special training session for them separately. They won’t be considered for selection for our upcoming game against Arrows. They won’t train with the main team up until we get a report from the medical team regarding an update on their progress."

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