AmaZulu midfielder Maduna shines in breakthrough season

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AmaZulu FC midfielder Sphesihle Maduna is one of the young players, who have caught the eye this season.

The current campaign has seen Maduna establish himself as a regular in what is his breakthrough season in the Absa Premiership.

The 20-year-old player has enjoyed game time under coaches Cavin Johnson, Jozef Vukusic and Ayanda Dlamini.

Blessed with dribbling skills and an eye for a pass, the AmaZulu academy graduate has proved to be a threat in the final third.

The talented attacker, who was promoted to the first team in February 2018, has made 21 appearances across all competitions for Usuthu this season. Picture: AmaZulu.

Maduna has the ability to create goals having recorded two assists in the league against Bloemfontein Celtic and Cape Town City.

The former Ohlange High School student’s sparkling displays at club level have not gone unnoticed by the national team selectors.

South Africa under-23 head coach David Notoane included Maduna in the preliminary 2020 Olympic Games squad three months ago.

However, the global competition has been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic which has also led to the suspension of the current PSL season since March 2020.

Nevertheless, Maduna’s inclusion in the squad shows that he is on the right path and this has also boosted his confidence and self-belief.

The Watersmeet-born player can only improve and become an even better player for Usuthu.

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