Two goals in as many games has helped to take some pressure off the shoulders of lead AmaZulu attacker Ayanda Dlamini, he said ahead of the weekend’s Premier Soccer League action.
|Ayanda Dlamini © Backpagepix
“It was a great feeling because I’ve been waiting for that goal for a very long time,” said Dlamini in reaction to his first goal of the new season against Moroka Swallows last week, where the Durban club registered their first win of the season.
Dlamini added another last Saturday when AmaZulu went 2-1 down at Platinum Stars.
“I’ve been under pressure for not scoring goals and I think that this is the beginning and more goals are coming,” the 27-year-old said in an interview published on his club’s website.
“I know that this game is all about pressure and if you’re not scoring goals as a striker obviously you’re going to be under pressure but I just put that in the back of my mind and concentrate on doing my job.”
Dlamini said he preferred to play as a striker rather than left wing where he has also been used over the last year.
“I prefer playing as an out-and-out striker because that’s my natural position but when the coaches believe I can do better on the wing, I just go there and give it my best,” he said.
“When coaches are trying different players you cannot blame them because they are trying to find the right combination for a winning team.”
Dlamini says an improvement in form for AmaZulu, who are bottom of the PSL standings, will likely come hand in hand with more goals for him personally.
AmaZulu host Ajax Cape Town at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday night.