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AmaZulu FC desperate for winning return

CHIEFS—Mhango (right)

South Africa DStv Premiership side AmaZulu FC is desperate to return to winning ways after a 1-0 loss to defending champions and current leaders Mamelodi Sundowns just before the Fifa international break.

The loss extended AmaZulu’s winless run to three league matches.

However, Usuthu have a chance to redeem themselves on Sunday against giants Kaizer Chiefs in an MTN8 semi-final first-leg match at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

AmaZulu coach Brandon Truter said he remains optimistic that they will soon return to winning ways.

“Coming into the game against Sundowns, they lost twice and us as well and it’s the best team in South Africa, the champions at the moment and former African champions.

“Everybody has lost in the league [at least] twice, we’ve lost three but it could have gone either way [against Sundowns]. If it went the other way it would have been Sundowns three [defeats] and us two,” Truter told AmaZulu’s website.

The DStv Premiership Coach of the Month for October/November 2021 said he believes that they would turn the corner against Chiefs and in league games.

“There’s still 22 games to play, so why should we panic? We have a good team, good structure–we started like a house on fire. The two losses in a row boil down to mentality. At one stage Arrows were last on the log, we lost that game. Chippa [United] was last.

“We lost that game– it’s mentality, tactical execution and then getting results and winning those types of games. That’s the difference between Sundowns and the rest of the league at the moment, winning the games that matter most but of course like I said it’s two or more [losses] for each team in the league, so we should be fine.”

AmaZulu, whose top scorer is Malawi National Football Team striker Gabadinho Mhango with three league goals, are sixth on the table with 11 points from eight matches

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