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Benni Not Happy About Kit-Clash Incident

AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy says the shirt-clash incident and the subsequent postponement of their clash with Marumo Gallants had an effect on both sets of players.

Both teams were scheduled to play their DStv Premiership clash yesterday but the game had to be abandoned after the shirts of both side’s were too similar and Gallants seemingly didn’t have a reserve kit.

On Thursday, AmaZulu were running out in their white away kit, but both side’s shared the spoils, with McCarthy defending his players, saying no one could expect a quality match after the drama in the build-up.

“As much as I want to stand here and analyse the game and tactically put things in perspective, but it’s just where you were supposed to play yesterday and you don’t play yesterday, you don’t know what’s going on, what the rules really are and you have to come back the next day to play,” he told SuperSport TV.

“So I think psychologically for the players it’s also a lot for players not to train and then you play 10 minutes into the game and then the game gets stoped.

“You to sleep and you must come back the next day and play again. So yeah, everything leading up to that we can’t expect the best of football, get like plenty of goals and that. I think from both sides, they suffered the same misfortune from yesterday.

“I think that is why we get the game that we got today. We share the spoils which is not something that we wanted but I can’t not be happy or complain about it because it’s done.” 

The result saw Usuthu sit in ninth place on the log, while Gallants remained at the bottom of the table without a win from their opening eight matches.

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