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Folz: It Could Have Been More Against Chiefs

AmaZulu coach Romain Folz says it “could have been more” against Kaizer Chiefs looking at the chances they got as they won 4-0 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Friday night.

Usuthu crushed Chiefs at the 2010 World Cup venue, to quickly move to fifth in the DStv Premiership table with 21 points after 16 matches.

It was Usuthu’s first league win over Chiefs in Durban in 24 years, with their last triumph coming in the 1998/99 season.

While they ended their long drought, this was also Folz’s second win as Usuthu coach and fifth overall this season for Usuthu and first since October.

“It could have been (more) and I’m happy we scored four but it could have been,” said Folz in short.

 He then elaborated: “It is the game that we killed at half time knowing that we were able to convert our chances. I even think there were a couple of chances that (Thabo) Qalinge had in the first 10 minutes that they should have gone in.

“So I’m extremely happy with our performance and how we approach the game. Tactically we were a better team but we allowed them to have possibilities in the second half, but I think some of our situations can be done much better.”     

When Chiefs got a penalty a moment later after Dumisani Zuma had scored in the 14th minute, AmaZulu’s joy was almost short-lived and Folz was angry by referee Masixole Bambiso’s decision.

But Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana, who is the joint-top goal scorer this season with seven goals, saw his penalty saved by Veli Mothwa. To be fair it was poorly taken by the Burundian international.

Abbubaker Mobara clearly caught Ashley Du Preez on his face and Bambiso was correct to call it, but Folz saw it differently and quizzed back instead of answering from journalists.

“What do you think? Was it a penalty? Tell me, was it a penalty?” he asked.

He was also later in the press conference asked about the penalty whether he had seen it or not and Folz responded.


When he was told that it was a penalty, Folz said: “I think it wasn’t. For you it is yes and for me no. At the end of the day, I’m not the one making a call and also you are not but a referee.

“But our keeper saved it.”

Next up for Usuthu is Marumo Gallants, Folz’s former club, at the Moses Mabhida Stadium next Saturday (20:00). 

Robin-Duke Madlala
Robin-Duke Madlala
Robin-Duke Madlala is iDiski Times' former KwaZulu-Natal-based web journalist. Boasting extensive experience in the South African football landscape, Robin-Duke has previously worked for Kick-Off Magazine, Soccer Laduma, and Daily Sun and Sunday Sun. He specialises in breaking news and transfers around South Africa’s big clubs in KZN. Robin-Duke has left iDiski Times.