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But Usuthu won't bow to 'King Goals'

By unknown | Dec 14, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

AmaZulu could feel the wrath of Moroka Swallows' lethal forward James "King Goals" Chamanga when they meet in an Absa Premiership match at Germiston Stadium on Sunday at 3.30pm.

The Zambian forward is on top of his game after achieving a rare feat of scoring seven goals in two matches. Chamanga, who joined the Beautiful Birds from SuperSport United at the beginning of the season, is the league's leading goalscorer with nine strikes.

Sipho Xulu, Swallows' general manager, says their recent revival is part of their "Operation Bite a Little".

"The operation means that we are going to take it easily but surely as our quest to challenge for the league championship continues in earnest," he said.

"We finished third on the log last season and this term we are seriously gunning for the league honours. It is possible to achieve this with the players we have in the team. We just need to remain focused and take each game as it comes."

Xulu described Usuthu as tricky opponents who could not be underestimated.

Credit should also go to Swallows' coach Ian Gorowa who was unjustifiably written off by the so-called experts when he joined The Birds' nest in August from Ajax Cape Town where he was an assistant coach.

The argument was that Gorowa would fail dismally at Swallows because he has never been a coach, but so far Swallows are flying high with pride under the mentorship of the Zimbabwean.

While Chamanga's new-found goalscoring prowess could send shivers down the spines of many opponents, AmaZulu's spokesman Philani Mabaso refused to be intimidated.

"We will be facing Swallows with 11 players and we are not preparing for an individual player here," Mabaso said.

l Black Leopards host Jomo Cosmos in a match that pits the league's strugglers and that could go either way at Giyani Stadium tomorrow at 3.30pm.


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