Junior Dion’s Heroics Secure Thrilling Victory for AmaZulu
Junior Dion’s late heroics as a substitute turned the tide in a come-from-behind win.
AmaZulu’s head coach, Pablo Franco Martin, expressed his admiration for the impactful performance of Ivorian striker Junior Dion during their thrilling 3-2 victory over Cape Town City at Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Dion’s Remarkable Cameo
Junior Dion, sidelined due to injury, made his first appearance of the season when he replaced Augustine Kwem in the 46th minute. Dion seized the moment with a clinical display of his striking abilities.
In added time, he leveled the score at 2-2, showcasing his predatory instincts. But he wasn’t finished yet. Dion unleashed a powerful shot from close range to secure the winning goal, preserving AmaZulu’s unbeaten home record.
AmaZulu’s Second Consecutive Triumph
The victory over Cape Town City marked AmaZulu’s second consecutive win of the season. With nine points from six matches, they climbed to fourth place on the DStv Premiership table.
Coach Martin’s Praise for Dion
Coach Pablo Franco Martin praised Junior Dion, highlighting his importance to the team. Dion had been the top scorer for AmaZulu in the previous season, demonstrating his ability to find the back of the net consistently.
Martin expressed his satisfaction with Dion’s return, emphasizing that it bolsters the team’s goal-scoring capabilities. He also mentioned the pending arrival of Yakhouba Barry, although a medical check had delayed his signing.
The Club’s Mandate and Progress
Martin revealed that finishing in fourth place was a mandate from the club’s president, Sandile Zungu, who assumed the role in October 2020. AmaZulu’s current position on the league table aligns with this mandate.
However, despite their position, Martin remains focused on improving the team’s performance and delivering a style of play that brings joy to the fans and himself. He acknowledged that there is still work to be done in reaching their performance goals.
AmaZulu’s next challenge awaits as they visit Polokwane City at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Monday. The team aims to maintain momentum and build on their recent successes in the DStv Premiership.