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Zungu leaves Rama Mphahlele decision to Truter

AmaZulu president Sandile Zungu has given an important update on two players, including veteran ex-Kaizer Chiefs defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele, saying coach Brandon Truter will decide on them before the end of this month. 

Mphahlele is one of the most respected senior players in the Premier Soccer League and has made over 300 appearances in the league, with excellent leadership skills.

He has previously featured for teams like Moroka Swallows, Mamelodi Sundowns and most recently, Chiefs, as well as junior national teams.

With him now a free agent after leaving Amakhosi, the defender is in Durban training with Usuthu with the hope of impressing the technical team alongside former Bloemfontein Celtic and TS Galaxy defender Mzwanele Mahashe. 

On Tuesday, the club’s president Sandile Zungu told the media that they would meet with the coach to decide on Mphahlele, who played a pre-season game on Sunday in the KZN Premier’s Cup. Usuthu lost in the final against Royal AM after a penalty shootout. 

“I know we have two players on assessment – Mzwanele Mahashe and Ramahlwe Mphahlele. We will sit down with the coach, and he will then tell me the way forward. So, for now, I can’t say anything,” Zungu said before jetting to Europe. 

FARPost has gathered that as much as nothing has been decided on the 32-year-old defender, the defender has impressed the coaching staff.

Truter is reportedly looking to add some steel in defence and has identified Mphahlele as a potential fit for that role. 

The club got rid of 15 players in June and brought in several new faces. Some of their high-profile signings include George Maluleka, who joined them from Mamelodi Sundowns, Gabadinho Mhango from Orlando Pirates, Bafana Bafana midfielder Ethan Brooks and Dumisani Zuma from Chiefs. 

Zambian midfielder Larry Bwalya, whose last club was Simba of Tanzania, also joined them alongside Thendo Mukumela, Veluyeke Zulu, Riaan Hanamub, Msindisi Ndlovu (promoted) and Augustine Kwem.

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