Maduka lauds Daniels’ leadership

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LEE KHOTLELE

Bloemfontein Celtic manager, John Maduka, has praised the leadership qualities of skipper, Clayton Daniels.

The centre back took over the captaincy from Bafana Bafana defender and captain Thabo Nthethe, who joined big-spending Mamelodi Sundowns during January‘s transfer window.

Thus far, Daniels has guided the green-and-white outfit to three wins, two draws and a loss in six matches, and Maduka believes the former Sundowns man is doing a fantastic job.

“Clayton has been doing well as a captain. It is not his first time captaining the team; he has captained Ajax during his time in Cape Town,” Maduka tells Courant Sport.

“It was not difficult for him to take over from Nthethe,” adds former Celtic midfielder.

Since the departure of the Bafana Bafana international, Nthethe, Daniels formed a centre-back partnership with Musa Bilankulu, who is on loan from Wits.

The defence has conceded only four goals, and managed to keep a clean-sheet four times, and Maduka stresses Daniels’ ability to marshal the defence is what makes him a great leader.

“I am happy that he is guiding all the players to the right direction. So he is doing well, and we are happy and proud to have captain of his calibre,” he concludes.

Phunya Sele Sele and Moroka Swallows played to a one-all draw in their Premier Soccer League (PSL) match at the Dobsonville Stadium on Sunday.

They find themselves eighth on the log with 27 points after 20 games; three points ahead of the Dube Birds, who occupy the eleventh spot. They welcome Polokwane City in their next league encounter on Wednesday.