DDC starlet Masuku makes Usuthu debut

Tebogo Masuku of AmaZulu

Tebogo Masuku has become the latest AmaZulu FC reserve team player to make his official debut for the club’s first team.

The promising attacker featured as a substitute during Usuthu’s narrow 2-1 loss to Lamontville Golden Arrows on Tuesday in the final DStv Premiership game of the 2021-22 season.

Coach Brandon Truter introduced Masuku in the 71st minute as he replaced AmaZulu academy product Sphesihle Maduna who netted Usuthu’s consolation goal on the day.

This has come as a reward for Masuku who has been in fine form on this season’s DStv Diski Challenge having netted 12 goals in the competition.

The 19-year-old player netted a hat-trick against Chippa United in a Diski Challenge match late last month as he inspired Usuthu to a 3-2 victory.

Masuku becomes the second Usuthu reserve team player to make his debut in the DStv Premiership in the current campaign.

Lindani Shange made his top-flight debut against Orlando Pirates in December last year as he replaced Luvuyo Memela in stoppage time in a match which ended in a 1-1 draw.

The 21-year-old striker then made his second appearance of the season three days later as AmaZulu drew 1-1 with Chippa United in another league clash.

Shange has also enjoyed a good season in the Diski Challenge having hit the back of the net nine times.