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Playing for Manchester City one day is what motivates the 17-year-old new AmaZulu midfielder Bret Amidu to work harder

Even though Manchester City lost their pre-season friendly 2-1 against Usuthu last month, the visiting sides presence in Durban inspired Amidu.

“My ultimate goal is to one day play for Manchester City. I will use every opportunity that I get at AmaZulu to ensure that I make a name for myself here first, before making my next move,” said Amidu.

The Zimbabwean international admitted that he is still young and not exposed to professional football yet. However he says the fact that AmaZulu saw potential in him, then it means he can achieve greater things in future.

“When I arrived here, I went on trial and I played a friendly game against Golden Arrows, where I was impressive and that is where the coach decided to sign me,” he said.

Amidu also said he was a bit disappointed by the fact that he couldn’t play when AmaZulu took on Man City.

“I was a bit disappointed, because I wanted to play and shine. But I am cool with that because I got to rub shoulders with them,” he said.

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There is already a high competition in the midfield position with Khulekani Madondo who has cemented that position, so getting game time this season will be a challenge.

“I am aware that the competition is very tight, but I am hoping that I will be able to play and prove myself here. I am still young and I am very ambitious about life. It would be nice to get a national call up as well, but that will be determined about how I perform here,” said Amidu.

Amidu also admitted that he is aware that there is lot of expectations from him as a foreign player, but he is not afraid of sweating for his place in the team.

“AmaZulu are a big club and I know that there is lot of expectations from my side to deliver. I am going to give it my best and a good thing is that I am not afraid of hard work,” he said.

Amidu will need to be patient as players can reach their peak between the age of 25 and 30, and he has enough time to develop his game locally before thinking of an overseas move.

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