Usuthu responds to Manzini’s tribalism allegations

Premier  Soccer League outfit AmaZulu have responded to ex-player Rhulani Manzini’s claims that he was treated differently at Usuthu because of his background.

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Manzini made the remarks that he was badly treated because he was Tsonga during a recent radio interview which caused a stir in the club.

AmaZulu deny alleged tribalism claims made by former striker ...
Former AmaZulu striker Rhulani Manzini during Usuthu’s Absa Premiership clash.
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Below is the statement AmaZulu posted on their website in response to the striker’s allegations:

AmaZulu Football Club would like to express our extreme displeasure with regards to the comments made by the club’s former player, Rhulani Manzini, on Power FM last week.

It has been brought to our attention that distasteful remarks were made towards the club and it’s fan base in an interview carried out by Power FM’s Koena Moabelo.

Unfounded accusations of tribalism stemming from our supporters and bias amongst the team’s management structures are false and have brought the club into disrepute.

He would also like to make it known that the interviewer in this matter, Mr Moabelo, had not offered AmaZulu the chance or platform to respond to these claims and as a result prejudice was formed.

For clarity, we would like to use this opportunity to make known the facts around this particular matter.