The 2014 year has not been fruitful for the Durban-based club AmaZulu, but 2015 promises to be much better and these are some of the goals that the club will be working towards achieving.
The club is currently lying on the bottom of the log with just nine points. The players and the management are all working on one goal now which is to save the club from relegation.
The first point of call is to bring some new blood into the team – players with different experience to strengthen the squad.
The good news is that the club’s chairperson is willing to open up his Cheque book and bring in any player.
“The management is willing to support me on this. We all know that we need players and not just any players, but players with experience. Again that will also depend on their availability, but they have given me assurance that I will have those players,” said coach Steve Barker.
Some of the players that might be coming to Usuthu are mostly Mamelodi Sundowns players, although nothing has yet been confirmed.
Names such as Bongi Ntuli and Punch Masenamela might feature in the Usuthu set up come January.
The second goal will be to make sure that they collect as many points as possible in all the matches.
The target will be at least 31 to be at peace.
A lose is not expected at all, a draw is only expected away, but other than that it is only wins that Usuthu needs at this point in time.
“We have nine home matches of which we must at least win five and one or two on the road. We are target 21 points plus the nine we have that should get put us to 30 points and we will be safe. There are teams that are in trouble like us who don’t realize that,” added Barker.
The third wish that Usuthu will be hope for is that players stay injury free.
With Marc Van Heerden and Larry Horaeb expected to be back in the side in January, but the coach will be praying that no players get injured.
“It will be good to have all the players being fit so that we have a solid team. Players such as Marc are returning in January, but we will be hoping that no players get injured,” concluded Barker.Share