Benni – It’s Been A Tough Start
AmaZulu head coach Benni McCarthy admits it’s been a tough start to their campaign, but he is confident things will get better soon.
AmaZulu finished second in the DStv Premiership last season, but this campaign are yet to win in four games, drawing three matches. They were also knocked out of the MTN8 in the last eight.
Though they have qualified for the next round of the CAF Champions League, after a 3-1 away win in Malawi against Nyasa Big Bullets saw them 3-2 aggregate winners.
McCarthy admits it’s been tough, but he is hopeful that once new players are integrated into the squad, and others return from injury and illness, things will improve.
“Ja. It’s been a tough start,” McCarthy told the club’s media department
“We get all the tough teams in the beginning stages of the league, so it’s not easy, you have to be able to compete and you can’t gamble, and you can’t rotate and risk playing players that are still having to adapt and settle into the way we play.
“So you go with what you know, we go with what’s worked for us already and then slowly integrate the new boys and that, but everyone who has played so far. has done really well.
“Yes, I think we’ve been very unfortunate with crucial injuries at crucial times.
“Today we lost Kgotso Moleko and we already have Sikhakhane out on injury, we already have Mulenga been out the whole season, so far he’s not featured once. Mulenga is out, Qalinge got a little bit of a temperature, and wasn’t feeling too good.
“So he’s out with illness, Mzava out with illness, so ja, so we missing a few good important players to the team that can make a huge difference to the side, you know.”