Lucky Nguzana earns AmaZulu deal
Posted: 17 March 2014 Time: 14:14
AmaZulu have confirmed that the club will sign former Golden Arrows striker Lucky Nguzana on a rolling contract following his release by Abafaba Bes'thende.
The Mamelodi Sundowns youth product and ex-Amajita player has been training with Usuthu for several weeks in the hope of earning a deal after Arrows terminated his contract by mutual consent.
"We will sign Lucky, yes," AmaZulu coach Craig Rosslee tells KickOff.com.
"He has trained with us for a month now and we gave him an opportunity to showcase what he has. I believe he has the potential to be good player and everyone knows about his youth status."
Nguzana was tipped for big things just three years ago when he came through the ranks at Sundowns, even earning the nickname 'Mbesuma'.
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"That's a problem in South Africa, they get this huge status and the expectation becomes so huge. Some of them falter with this huge expectation or the player's ability to understand their role when it comes to what he needs to do," Rosslee adds.
"They have to understand that they have a long career, so at this stage it will be up to him to show [us what he can do]. I just hope that we will get his card and use him straight away."
Bongani Ndulula, another player people had high hopes for when he signed for Orlando Pirates who was given the moniker 'Drogba', scored a brace against Maritzburg United on Friday and will be hard for Nguzana to dislodge up-front.
"Our thoughts on signing him come with … if we have Drogba struggling with injury then we will use him up-front. He has lost a few kilos of weight and the sharpness is back. I was very happy to see him showing that potential to be a good player. We assessed him a lot and now he will be signed," says Rosslee.
"I don't wanna give so much expectations with regards to him, only to give him a chance on the field and you guys will judge."
Rosslee explains that the 22-year-old is on a month-to-month contract, meaning he will need to continue to impress if he wants to earn a permanent deal with Usuthu.
"We have given him a contract to showcase what he has and the better he plays and shows us good on the field, the better for him to have him stay at the club," he says.
"We have sometimes signed players who demand big contracts but have shown nothing, so in this regard we first got his report from his previous club."