Neil Tovey, who once coached Amazulu, commends George Maluleka on having the right attitude when entering into games especially when facing his former employees.
AmaZulu take on Mamelodi Sundowns in the Carling Black Label Cup, which pits Maluleka against his previous teammates that kept him out of the side on numerous occasions while he was at Chloorkop.
“AmaZulu must make sure they get the victory in the first game because then it will be interesting to see how they manage the two games with the squad they have, we know Sundowns will manage the two games because their squad is very good,” Neil Tovey told ThisIsFootball.Africa .
George Maluleka signed a pre contract with Sundowns while he was still at Kaizer Chiefs, in the last six months of his Chiefs deal, which caused quite at the time. But Maluleka only made 19 appearances in the league with Downs , while at his current club Usuthu, he has already made 16 appearances to date, a far cry from his struggles at Downs.
“Obviously you want to do well because you have synergies with your old team and probably synergies with most of the old teammates,” continued Tovey, a former AmaZulu coach.
“You don’t want to be that guy where everyone says “okay that’s why he is there”, you know that type of scenario. You can’t want to lift your game because you are playing your ex-team, you have to have the right attitude every single game, which Maluleka seems to have.”
The Carling Black Label Cup will take place this Saturday, when Usuthu prepares to fight KaboYellow in the first semi-final at 9:30. Chiefs and Pirates will clash in a Soweto Derby to determine the second finalist in their semi-final at 12:00, and the final set to be played at 17:00, whilst the third place is to be decided via a straight penalty shootout.
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