Absa Premiership

Mbatha backs Usuthu for top-eight success

2017-09-28 12:21
Siyabonga Mbatha.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - AmaZulu goalkeeper Siyabonga Mbatha believes the team can achieve a top-eight finish in the Premiership this season.

Usuthu arrived back in the top flight this term after buying the franchise of National First Division winners Thanda Royal Zulu.

Their new coach, Cavin Johnson, assembled a new-look side after making a string of signings, but has still seen them make a promising start to the campaign - after six rounds of action, the KZN outfit lie in seventh position with eight points. 

Three of those points came from a 3-0 victory over defending league champions Bidvest Wits last week.

"We have a strong team and I honestly think that we can achieve something special this season," Mbatha told his club's official website.

"We have the quality to challenge for a top-eight finish in the league and in football - anything is possible. 

"So, I believe that a top-eight finish is achievable for us this season. We just need to fight as a team and be consistent."

The 28-year-old glove-man also hopes for a strong run in the upcoming Telkom Knockout, which seems to have come at the right time for the club.

"There's also the Telkom Knockout which is coming up very soon. A chance to win some silverware," he added.

"A good cup run could take us to the final. It would be great to have some cup success as well this season."

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