Ama­jita want clean sheets

The Citizen (KZN) - - SPORT - Tshepo Nt­soe­len­goe

Ama­jita skip­per Khulekani Khubeka (above) has spo­ken about the im­por­tance of keep­ing clean sheets ahead of their tie with Swazi­land in the Cosafa Un­der-20 Cham­pi­onship at Nkana Sta­dium to­day.

The Ama­jita shot-stop­per didn’t let any­thing go past him dur­ing the team’s open­ing game in group B, where they smashed Mau­ri­tius 5-0.

Khubeka says the love and bond among play­ers is what brings them to­gether and helps them to know each other more. The key is that they un­der­stand how ev­ery­one plays which makes it sim­ple for him to com­mu­ni­cate with the rest of the play­ers, es­pe­cially the de­fend­ers.

“When we come into camp, we come in as dif­fer­ent play­ers from dif­fer­ent clubs. So, the im­por­tant thing is to make sure that we build a re­la­tion­ship and be­come broth­ers,” Khubeka ex­plained.

“And dur­ing train­ing ses­sions and sit­ting in the ho­tel we make sure that we com­mu­ni­cate a lot and we build a bond of broth­er­hood. It works when we get on the field be­cause once you’re broth­ers you will die for each other and you wouldn’t want to drop your brother.”

Khubeka says it is es­sen­tial for the team to do well since they are pre­par­ing for the Un­der-20 Af­con where they will be look­ing to qual­ify for the World Cup.

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