Bucks working hard to kick start NFD campaign
27 October 2015

There will be no secret or shortcut to success, with hard graft the best possible solution for Mthatha Bucks to turn around their fortunes, says midfielder Sihle Maso.

Amathol’amnyama are preparing to do battle with Thanda Royal Zulu at the Mthatha Stadium this Wednesday, 28 October, in an NFD encounter.

While Thanda secured a 3-2 win over Witbank Spurs on the weekend to go 10th, the Eastern Cape side all still without a victory this season and occupy 16th spot after last Friday’s 1-0 defeat to Cape Town All Stars.

Amathol’amnyama were by no means outplayed against the log-leaders, and Maso, who showed some promising moments in that game, says its no time to get despondent, but rather to keep battling away.

“It’s all about working hard. We need to keep working hard at training and maintain faith in ourselves. We can’t let our heads drop - we have to turn things around by grabbing points at home. Wednesday we are playing at home with Thanda and we have to make sure we get a win from this game,” said the 21-year-old Maso, who is in his first season with Bucks after joining from ABC Motsepe League team Angavu Stars.

Team News
Ayanda Luna (knee injury) and Mlungisi Mdwebu (shoulder injury) both miss out from the match day squad. There will be late fitness tests for Moses Spandeel, currently nursing a hamstring strain and Welcome Qalanto who has a slight knock on his right knee.

Former Blackburn Rovers, FC Buffalo and FC Elliot centre forward - Themba 'Kiro' Maloyi, pictured below, has just been signed, and he could make his debut for Amathol'Amnyama against Thanda Royal Zulu.

Tickets for the Thanda match may be purchased at Shell Garage, Madeira - opposite Total Garage. R20 Adults, while Kids and Students pay R10.

Upcoming two games:
Wed, 28 Oct 2015, 15H30
Mthatha Bucks v Thanda Royal Zulu FC - Mthatha Stadium
Sat, 31 Oct 2015, 15H30
Highlands Park v Mthatha Bucks - Makhulong Stadium



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