How Majoro sensationally returned


AmaZulu FC striker Lehlohonolo Majoro has made a sensational return to form in the bio-bubble and explains what happened at the club to cause it.

Majoro did not enjoy the best of times under former coaches Cavin Johnson and Jozef Vukusic and was even close to being released having been put on suspension.

But since former teammate Ayanda Dlamini took over the reins at Usuthu, the man whose quality led him to Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates is back with a bang.

'Major' has scored two goals and provided two assists in three games, with one of his strikes an incredible chest and volley from the edge of the area that even Didier Drogba would have been proud of.

The 34-year-old has revealed why things are looking up again both for himself and the entire team.

"I’ve had to adapt my game as time has gone on to keep up with the game, and I know what I have to offer, so I’m happy the coach has noticed that and has shown faith in me," he said on the club's website.

"He’s someone that I’ve had the privilege of playing with during his time as a player, so we fully understand each other. He knows my strengths and weaknesses.

"But more importantly, he knows what it’s like to be in our position. He has been through it, he has experienced it and is able to help us from that point of view."

It's no surprise that Major has upped his game under Dlamini, especially as he was a top striker himself during his playing days, but also because there was talk that Vukusic had lost the dressing room.

The former Bafana Bafana striker says 'Cobra' makes them better players by believing in them during this critical time of the season as they look for a final-day win against Highlands Park.

"We can relate to Dlamini a lot better as a person and coach [compared to Vukusic] because we can see he is one of us," Majoro continued.

"He has the ability to calm us down, hype us up, and get the best out of us in those pressure situations, which is important during these stages of the season. We believe in him and he believes in us."

Majoro also seems to be enjoying his partnership up front with Bonginkosi Ntuli, who in the first half of the season was the team's only goalscorer.

"The thing with Ntuli is that he is always a threat to the opposition, even when he’s having a bad game, he has the ability to create a moment of magic out of nothing," Majoro added.

"He has done it throughout this season and his numbers show that. The number of goals he has scored and assists he has provided, all that speaks for itself."

Ntuli has scored 13 goals in 29 games this season for Usuthu and could still pick up the Absa Premiership Golden Boot if he scores a hat-trick against the Lions of the North.

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