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Why Xola Mlambo will miss AmaZulu clash

TS Galaxy’s new signing, Xola Mlambo, have to wait for another few days to make his debut for the club after being ruled out against AmaZulu for the season opener due to suspension.

The 31-year-old picked up four yellow cards towards the end of the 2021/22 season when he was still an Usuthu player.

Despite having to watch the game from the stands, the ex-Orlando Pirates man believes his teammates got all it takes to get maximum points even though they are playing their home game away from home.

“Unfortunately, I won’t be available for this coming game because I have to serve a suspension of four yellow cards that I got while I was playing for my previous club. It would have been great to play the first game of the season for TS Galaxy against my former team,” Mlambo told the media.

“But it doesn’t mean anything to me because each and every game is as important as the others. At the end of the day, we played for three points. I think it’s going to be a good encounter. It’s the first game of the season, and it’s our home game.”

“I’m happy to say the team is well prepared, with the determination and ambition to minimise mistakes. Unfortunately, we going to play this game at Bidvest Stadium, not Mbombela.”

The midfield maestro strongly believes the club can prove doubters wrong and do the unexpected if they stay focused this season.

“I hope I can stay injury free so that I can help the team the best way I can and attain the best position that we want. Anything this possible, a team like AmaZulu finished second, a team like Leicester City, no one was expecting them to win the league. It’s possible for a team like TS Galaxy to do the unexpected.”

“We have the highest qualified coach and assistant coach. I think we’ll finish in the top eight. We still have a chance of finishing in the top four as long as the coach is saying if we can give 110% in each and every game, then our objectives and plans are going to be attainable. It all starts in the first game.”

Kickoff at Bidvest Stadium on Sunday is at 15h00.

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