AmaZulu's new captain Siyabonga Mbatha has broken the club's silence on the five suspended players at the club.
Usuthu have suspended Lehlohonolo Majoro, Michael Morton, Nhlanhla Vilakazi, Thembela Sikhakhane and Jabulani Ncobeni and sent them to train with the MDC team due to ill-discipline, according to sources close to the club.
The new skipper says the players can't question the decision made by management and insists their focus is to make sure Usuthu survive relegation.
"To be honest, we only found out the following day. Nothing was communicated to us. The club has taken a decision and we as players need to support it," Mbatha told the media.
"We are in a position where we can't stand and complain about things that are happening in the office. For us, we must focus on saving this club."
Mbatha says under his leadership he does not want to go down in history among the Usuthu captains who have led the team to relegation.
"I think it's important, whether I was a captain or not, I think for our jobs and families. It's important to save the team," he stressed.
"Now that we are out of the Nedbank Cup, we can now mainly shift focus on the league and make sure that the team doesn't get relegated under my captaincy."
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