Johnson: Happy with effort Usuthu players showed


Cavin Johnson, coach of AmaZulu during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 match between Supersport United and AmaZulu at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, Atteridgeville on 08 August 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

AmaZulu FC head coach Cavin Johnson is happy with the effort put in by his players in the clash with SuperSport United in midweek.

Usuthu suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Matsatsantsa in an Absa Premiership match which was played at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria.

This was the KwaZulu-Natal giants’ maiden defeat of the season and it left Usuthu placed ninth on the league standings with two matches played.

“It was not a spectacular game of football. They spoiled it a little bit. They were desperate to get the points,” Johnson said.

“In respect to the goal they scored I do not think it was a goal. I thought it was our free-kick initially and they took it.

The experienced tactician, who has been in charge of AmaZulu since August, 2017, was unhappy with the officiating on the night.

“In saying that I thought the man in the middle with respect to him he did not handle the match very well. But he will learn because he is a young referee. He will get better,” he added.

AmaZulu will play host to Free State Stars at the King Zwelithini Stadium in their next league game on the 19th of August 2018.

“We have to make sure that fight a little hard. We have to give our boys credit. They have a good fight. They matched them (SuperSport) physically and mentally,” Johnson said.

“We have time to relax and injured players will have time to recover. The next game is against Free State Stars and we will definitely put up a good performance.”

Kick-off between AmaZulu and Stars is at 15h00 CAT.

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