AmaZulu would have prepared former Kaizer chefs and international Bafana Bafana, Siphiwe Tshabalala for an off-field role at the club next season.
Following his high-profile signing by AmaZulu, the veteran winger failed to make an impact at Usuthu, appearing only twice in all of the club’s competitions. These appearances came in the DStv Premiership and Nedbank Cup, but he struggled to get started after those two matches.
It should be noted, however, that Tshabalala did not have the best of luck with injuries and health along the way. He had joined the Durban-based team, already injured, and in recovering from this, he is said to be suffering from Covid-19.
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During this time, former Tshabalala Bafana Bafana teammate Benni McCarthy arrived in KwaZuluNatal and took over as Ayanda Dhlamini. The national team record scorer then assembled a well-oiled machine at AmaZulu which saw Tshabalala fall further and further behind the pecking order to such an extent that the club asked him to consider his future in the game.
Tshabalala does not appear to be part of AmaZulu’s plans
It was initially reported by some media publications that when McCarthy informed AmaZulu about his transfer plans for next season, he also made it clear that Tshabalala as well as his former national team and Kaizer Chiefs teammate Tsepho Masilela were not in. his plans for the next one. season. However, unlike Masilela, the club found a way that they could agree to use Tshabalala and his stature in the game to their advantage.
They could offer him a position off the pitch
Now an insider has since informed Kickoff that the club boss still sees value in Tshabalala in a different capacity for the club. “Shabba will be transferred to the club’s marketing department while Tsepo Masilela will be released,” the source said in a short, casual conversation with the publication.
Whether or not this turns out to be correct remains to be seen, what seems obvious is that Tshabalala doesn’t appear to be wearing AmaZulu’s green as a player next season.
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This notice was published: 2021-05-09 08:30:00