Ethekwini Coastal FC captain Sibusiso Maluleke is adamant his side will overcome the hiccup of earlier struggles in the season, as they try to improve their position in ABC Motsepe KwaZulu-Natal League.
The Amanzimtoti-based amateur side have not had the best of starts to the season currently occupying 7th position on the 10-team mini log after 5 matches.
The former AmaZulu MDC centre-back believes it is just a matter of time before they turn the corner. “Obviously we do not want to be 7th it’s not a good thing, we want to see ourselves going higher, I don’t see any problems with the team it’s just that in football you win some and you lose some. I think we will work harder and to rectify our errors in training, then going forward we must win more games and see where we end up at the end of the season”, said Maluleke.
The Soweto-born defender is happy to share his knowledge with the players and help them become better players, having played for Royal Eagles and Usuthu.
“My experience will help the boys work harder so I think my presence will help the team, while I’m also learning from them. Me being here is a boost to the team”, continued Maluleke.
The lanky defender has ambitions of going back to professional football, either in GladAfrica Championship or the Dstv Premiership. “I would love to see myself back in the professional set up and then we’ll take it from here”.
Ethekwini Coastal FC once played against Orlando Pirates in Nedbank Cup in 2012, when they lost 1-0, courtesy of Siyabonga Sangweni’s goal in the dying minutes of the match.
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter