GWP Friends FC captain Yamkela Gamede has revealed that he is learning a lot from other experienced players from his team as he leads the ABC Motsepe KwaZulu-Natal League team.
The 23-year-old told FARPost that it is a bit of a challenge to be a leader at his age but he is getting assistance from other players.
“If you consider my age, I’m still young compared to other matured players guys who can lead the team.”
“It’s a bit difficult but I’m happy to get help and guidance from our experienced coach (Dominic Isaacs) and players like Thanduyise Khuboni. They give me wisdom and provide a support structure for me to be strong,” said Gamede.
The lanky defender believes that they stand a good chance of winning the league and go to the play-offs this season, but he is aware of the competition from other teams.
“We have an opportunity to win the league this season, though there are challenges no one wants to lose and there are no easy games.”
“We need to be strong and push hard whether we play at home or away, we need to collect three points,” added Gamede.
With age on his side, the central defender dreams of playing in the English Premier League in the near future.
“In the next three years I see myself playing overseas in the EPL, that’s my dream and ambition that I would like to fulfill.”
“I want to take a step forward by getting promotion to GladAfrica Championship next season or even a move to a PSL team. I’m getting help from coach Dominic and he is pushing me to be better player.”
“He is a good coach who always want us to do things by order and he is straightforward and does not hide the truth,” concluded Gamede.
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter