Lehlohonolo Majoro rediscovering his goal-scoring form has helped take the burden away from Bongi Ntuli in front of goal. That’s according to AmaZulu caretaker coach Ayanda Dlamini.
AmaZulu are relying heavily on the exploits of Ntuli this season, who has scored 12 of the 17 goals by ‘Usuthu’ in the league.
Dlamini believes pairing the experienced Majoro with Ntuli up front has relieved some of the pressure on the latter to find the back of the net.
“It took away the pressure from Ntuli, you can see even the goal we scored [vs Bloemfontein Celtic] there was a combination between Ntuli and Majoro, we managed to score the first goal,” said Dlamini.
Majoro scored his second goal in two matches with Ntuli providing the assist as AmaZulu played out to a 2-2 stalemate against Celtic on Monday at the Locus Moripe Stadium.
“So, I think it worked very well, it is taking pressure away from Ntuli, the target,” added Dlamini.
Although Dlamini concedes it is understandable that much focus falls on prolific goal scorer Ntuli, the coach warned that the team must do their utmost to share the burden.
Ntuli has yet to find the net since the resumption of football and has dropped to the seventh spot in the Golden Boot race with AmaZulu struggling in 15th place on the log standings – 25 points after 27 matches.
“We move forward as we still have three more games to play, let us see what we get,” concluded the AmaZulu caretaker coach.
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