AmaZulu to drop ex-Bafana international


AmaZulu are reportedly contemplating making defensive changes to their squad with two experienced players including a former Bafana Bafana international facing the exit door.

Usuthu have elevated their standards since the arrival of Benni McCarthy by finishing in second position last season and will compete in the CAF Champions League group stages for the first time this year.

As they also muscle their way up the ranks on the domestic scene, they are now set to reconsider matters relating to Tsepo Masilela and Limbikani Mzava.

Masilela is on a contract running up to the end of the season and the club appears to have decided that they will not be keeping him beyond that deal.

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He has been at the club since November 2019 and has 29 appearances with only 10 having been full shifts (playing from start to finish).

The 36-year-old is behind Philani Zulu and Tercious Malepe in the pecking order of the competition for the left-back position.

The former Bafana international has played seven games so far this season.

With Mzava he has only played twice this season laying bare his struggles at the club.

Last season he made 19 appearances after joining from Highlands Park.

The Malawian international – currently at the AFCON – is evidently not favoured by McCarthy who has mostly used Tapelo Xoki and Samkelo Mgwazela.

Mzava has spent a decade playing as a regular in the PSL and based on the number of games that he has played this term he is now on his way to his worst ever.

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