Hamstring injury frustrates Ntuli

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When Ntuli was loaned to the struggling Cape Town side by AmaZulu last month, he expressed excitement because he was hoping for game time.

“But it has not turned out to be what I expected. I need to play more often in order to show AmaZulu I can make it at Premiership level,” the former SA Under-20 player, who scored 24 goals in 28 matches, tells snl24.com/kickoff.

“Just when I was looking forward to playing, the injury suddenly re-occurs again. I guess it is because I seem to rush things when I’m not fully recovered but desperate to play?”

Since transferring from KwaZulu-Natal, the Umlazi-born player has managed just three starts, but he is hopeful he will make the squad travelling to Maritzburg United in Natal Midlands on Friday.

Ntuli also expressed optimism that the team, coached by former Benoni Premier United mentor Sonas Malope and assisted by former Bafana Bafana keeper John Tlale, would survive being relegated at the end of the season.

“From what I have seen since coming here last month, the team has been hampered by injuries and suspensions of key players. The chairman [Dumisani Ndlovu] has addressed us about our position and motivated us by promising bonuses. I believe we will pull through come the end of the season.”