Gamalakhe players chosen for PSL

2016-07-21 06:00

FIVE players from Gamalakhe - Ayanda Mkwanazi, Sabelo Xolo, Aluncedo Nxumalo, Babah Lubanyana and Nkululeko Mavundla - have been selected to play for Golden Arrows, which plays in the Absa Premier Soccer League (PSL).

Gamalakhe coach Nhlanhla Mbili said he started mentoring the players from an early age and is very proud to see them going this far.

“I trained players from the age of 14 under Young Mates United and as they grew and developed, some of them played for Gamalakhe United, which is currently playing in the ABC Motsepe League,” said Mbili.

Mbili said Mkwanazi and Lubanyana were selected to play for the first team while Nxumalo and Mavundla were selected for the Multichoice Diski team.

Mkwanazi has however, turned down the offer, saying players were selected to play for the second team, which is not good for him.

“The trials were for the second team, not the first team and I already have a permanent job and leaving my job to play for the second team would not have been good enough as I have commitments,” said Mkwanazi.

James Dlamini, Golden Arrows general manager, said the selection trials were part of the club’s off-season programme and they have visited various municipalities to select players­.

The selection process in Ugu district was done at Douglas Mitchell and 24 players were selected.

“Elimination was done leaving us with 12 players and on final elimination four players were selected from Gamalakhe,” said Dlamini.

“The players that joined us started training on Tuesday and at this stage we cannot determine which teams they will be playing for.

“It all depends on each player’s performance.”

Dlamini said one of the reasons why they came to Ugu first is that many of the players of Golden Arrows are from the district, saying the relationship they have with municipality and local Safa authorities is good.

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