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Mthembu Says AmaZulu Is Ready For Baroka

AmaZulu striker Siphelele Mthembu says they want to keep their good DStv Premiership form going when they host Baroka at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Tuesday.

Benni McCarthy’s in-form Usuthu side are on a 16 match unbeaten streak, and are second on the table, seven points behind leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, but also seven points ahead of third-placed Golden Arrows.

Mthembu says they want to keep up the good form, and says the unity and spirit in the camp is excellent at the moment.

“It’s one of those games that we’ve been looking forward to, with the form that we’re in right now, and the belief that we have,” Mthembu told the club’s media department.

“And we will achieve the goal that the chairman set, you know, so we wanna just do what we’ve been doing, maybe put extra hard work on top of what we’ve been doing.”

“And the team spirit and the unity in the team, it’s more like family everyday, working every day, fight every day, we want to achieve something. And it will be a blessing to get the three points to keep up to our form.”

Mthembu says a lot of credit must go to McCarthy and his technical team for the way AmaZulu have turned things around. This is the second time Mthembu has worked with McCarthy, having been part of Cape Town City when the former Bafana Bafana striker was in charge there.

“Credit must go to the coaches, you know, they want us to fight, they want us work, they want us to forget who we are and start working. “

“You know, I think him believing in his players, him pushing us, telling us that hard work is better than talent. We fight as a team, we defend as a team, we have gelled well, so much that we even understand when to attack, when to defend and when to keep the ball possession.”

“I think from now growing as a team, I think the coaching staff, they’re doing a great job, and we just have to step up and climb to the next level as a team.”