Neil Boshoff is thankful to AmaZulu for giving him the opportunity to showcase his talent and kick-start his career in South Africa’s top-flight football, the Premiership.
The promising shot-stopper was nurtured in the Usuthu academy and now forms part of the first team as second-choice goalkeeper behind Siyabonga Mbatha.
In his debut season in the Premiership, Boshoff made an impression with some decent performances between the sticks, including in his first match against Orlando Pirates, keeping a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw.
The 24-year-old made 10 league appearances in a campaign that was interrupted by Covid-19 and completed in a Biologically Safe Environment (BSE) in Gauteng.
“Well, the 2019/20 season was very unique for us. There was a mid-season break due to the coronavirus pandemic and then we finished off the season in the BSE. That was definitely a first for me,” said Boshoff.
“As a team, we had a very stop-start season with a few ups and downs. But the guys really pulled through when we needed to and got the job done and survived the drop at the end of the season.
“I am really grateful for the opportunity given to me by AmaZulu this past season,” he added.
Boshoff believes Usuthu can finish in the top half of the log in the upcoming season after finishing just above the relegation zone in the last campaign.
“I hope as a team we can achieve the goals we set ourselves. But personally, I want to see us doing well and finish as high as possible in the league and have a very good cup run,” concluded the AmaZulu player.
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By FARPost Reporter