South Africa: World Cup hero Tshabalala joins Amazulu

Amazulu have officially unveiled former Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana attacking midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala.

The man who scored one of the most iconic goals in World Cup history to open the scoring against Mexico in the 2010 edition has now returned to South African football.

Businessman Sandile Zungu’s recent take over of the KwaZulu Natal club has created a major shake up within the squad as they have made numerous signings.

The club took everybody by a surprise when they announced the signing of Zamban international Augustine Mulenga after he was set to play for newly promoted TTM but was snatched by AmaZulu.

Tshabalala, 36, has been without the club for almost a year now following a mutual termination of his contract with Turkish side BB Erzurumspor.

It’s no doubt that the new owner of Usuthu wants to change the culture of the club and install a winning mentality in the club following the signing of quality players who were unveiled along side ‘Shabba’.

Zungu confirmed in today’s unveiling that he’s looking to end the trophy drought and challenge for top four finish on the 2020/21 DStv campaign with the club.

Players that follows the marquee signing of ‘Shabba’ are Former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates striker Siphelele Mthembu, Luvuyo Memela, Thembela Sikhakhane and Augustine Mulenga. 

AmaZulu could still scoop the signing of Xola Mlambo and Linda Mntambo who have also been spotted in Durban with the club, however they were not the part of unveiling today.

AmaZulu finished 13th in the Absa Premiership last season.