Brooks happy with Usuthu preparations

AmaZulu FC's Ethan Brooks

AmaZulu FC star Ethan Brooks is pleased with the team’s pre-season preparations ahead of the 2023/24 term.

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder is among Usuthu players who are training under the watchful eye of coach Pablo Franco Martin.

Brooks, who joined AmaZulu from TS Galaxy at the end of the 2021/22 season, opened up about the Usuthu’s preparations.

“Pre-season has been going well in the last two weeks, we are pushing ourselves,” Brooks said.

“I have been pushing myself in terms of things that I have to work on. There are things I want to tweak here and there.

“So, yeah, like I said pre-season has gone really well and the guys I really pushing themselves.”

The 2022-23 campaign saw Brooks play 21 matches in the DStv Premiership for the KwaZulu-Natal giants – scoring once and providing one assist.

“Last season I joined the team and unfortunately, I didn’t get to play as many games as I would have liked to because of my knee,” he continued.

“I am happy with the way I played in the last six games of the season, getting the Man of the Match award against Mamelodi Sundowns and scoring my first goal.

“So, yeah, I am really happy to start pre-season with no injuries and being able to work hard. I am looking forward to the new season.”

AmaZulu will compete in the DStv Premiership, Nedbank Cup and Carling Knockout Cup during the 2023/24 campaign.