AmaZulu ambition convinced Mothwa to join club

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New AmaZulu goalkeeper Veli Mothwa has revelead that seeing the club bring in the likes of Luvuyo Memela, Siphiwe Tshabalala and Xola Mlambo proved to him that Usuthu want to achieve great things.

Mothwa joined the KwaZulu Natal outfit from Chippa United on a two-year deal with an option to extend for another two years.

Usuthu unveiled Mothwa at a press briefing held at Zungu On Main on Tuesday afternoon along with Phakamani Mahlambi, who joins the club on a season-loan deal from Mamelodi Sundowns.

The former Chilli Boys shot-stopper’s arrival will ensure that Usuthu have enough cover in the goalkeeping department and will fight it out for the number one jersey with first choice goalie and skipper, Siyabonga Mbatha.

“AmaZulu have great ambitions, supported by a winning mentality at the club. You need only look at the players that have come on board in recent times and you can see that the club means business in terms of elevating the brand,” said Mothwa.

“Yes, I was the captain of Chippa United and I performed very well last season. For me to come here is not about trying to move away from the competition that I had there, it’s about a phase of the player. I’ve been with Chippa for six years, so I think it was high time for me to leave the team and find a new home and new challenges and then compete.

Mothwa has been assigned jersey no.44.

“I’ve been competing with goalkeepers amd I didn’t get my chance (for a long time), and then I got my chance last season,” he said.

“Even now I have to compete for me to get my chance also, so I’m willing to do that. I’m glad to be in this team it has quality players. I’m not here to add numbers, I’m here to work hard for this team and I’m here to perform at my level best,” added the 29-year-old.

Usuthu’s next DStv Premiership encounter will see them travel to the Limpopo province to face newcomers Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) on Saturday.

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By FARPost Reporter 

all pictures courtesy of AmaZulu

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