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Pirates loanee among five players AmaZulu suspensions

Orlando Pirates defender Thembela Sikhakhane on loan at AmaZulu

AmaZulu have suspended five players, including Orlando Pirates loanee Thembela Sikhakhane.

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According to a report by IOL, the quintet have been suspended over their negative attitude and complaints over a lack of game-time.

Despite the team struggling in 15th place on the table, Sikhakhane, Jabulani Ncobeni, Nhlanhla Vilakazi, Lehlohonolo Majoro and Michael Morton have all been barred from training with the rest of the squad.

"Yes, it is true that these five players you’ve mentioned have been suspended. They are no longer training with the team. They were complaining that they are not given a chance but they got it this past weekend," an IOL source confirmed.

"What did they do? They failed to make an impact. You expect more from them. They were called and informed that they are not fired but they have to train on their own until further notice.”

All of them were in action for the team when they lost 4-1 to Bloemfontein Celtic in the Nedbank Cup last week, but is not expected to be in the squad for the league clash against KwaZulu-Natal rivals Golden Arrows on Saturday.

"You can call all of them, they won’t take the blame. Some are complaining that they are playing out of position. Some are complaining that the coach (Jozef Vukusic) is playing youngsters," another source said.

"You expect positive input from these players. But they are not giving the team that. They are coming with negative remarks.

"Obviously, the Nedbank Cup wasn’t very important for us but we expected more from them because they’ve been complaining about a lack of game-time."