Playing for Usuthu a great honour – Mukumela

Thendo Mukumela of AmaZulu FC during AmaZulu training session ahead of the DStv Premiership 2022/23 season held at Kings Park in Durban on 04 July 2022 © Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

New AmaZulu FC defender Thendo Mukumela has described his move to the KwaZulu-Natal giants as a great honour.

The gifted player recently joined Usuthu from Motsepe Foundation Championship side Cape Town Spurs where he spent four seasons.

Mukumela, who has represented South Africa at under-17, under-20 and under-23 levels, opened up about how he feels about joining AmaZulu.

“It is actually a great honour and privilege to play for a club like AmaZulu. Everything has been going well, our preparations are on track,” Mukumela said.

“I am a bit shaky at times because when you get to a new environment you must adapt to how they do things and adapt to everything happening there including the culture.

“But overall it is good, once I am fully adapted to the team, I will do well for the team.”

Mukumela is a versatile defender who can operate as a right-back and centre back having been nurtured in the Mamelodi Sundowns academy before being promoted to the first team in 2018.

During his time with Spurs, the 24-year-old made 90 appearances in the second tier of South African football and he netted 17 goals in the process.