Xola Mlambo has set his sights on taking the new look AmaZulu outfit to greater heights.
Mlambo endured a turbulent 2019/20 season with Orlando Pirates as he struggled to command a regular starting berth, but the central midfielder is now eager to revive his career at AmaZulu.
He was officially unveiled as an AmaZulu player on Monday at the Durban Hilton Hotel in KwaZulu Natal following his exit from Pirates.
The Soweto-born star is expected to hit the ground running after he was handed a two-year contract.
“It’s great to come into a club that has so much ambition and drive. I’m honoured that AmaZulu have trusted me to help them achieve the goals they have set out for the season and the coming seasons,” said Mlambo, who reunites with his former Bucs teammates Luvuyo Memela, Thembela Sikhakhane and Augustine Mulenga in Durban.
AmaZulu president Sandile Zungu stated that Mlambo’s signing was a well-thought move that aligned with both the short-term and long-term goals of the club.
Zungu, who gave AmaZulu a target of finishing in the top four this season has not been shy with the cheque book since purchasing the club and replacing long-time chairman Patrick Sokhela.
A few weeks ago, Usuthu signed a number of high profile players such as Memela, Mulenga, Siphiwe Tshabalala and Siphelele Mthembu.
“I’m also happy to see some familiar faces in this new look AmaZulu squad. The combination of the players that have been here and those that have joined will take this club to greater heights as we look to win cups for Usuthu,” added Mlambo.
The 29-year-old has had stints with the likes of Bidvest Wits, Chippa United and Cape Town All Stars over the years.
The KwaZulu Natal side started their 2020/21 DSTV Premiership campaign with a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Pirates at the weekend and will take on Premiership newcomers TS Galaxy in their next outing on Wednesday night at Mbombela Stadium.
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