Johnson: Usuthu were unfortunate against Wits


AmaZulu FC head coach Cavin Johnson feels that his charges were just unfortunate during their clash with Bidvest Wits on Wednesday night.

Usuthu lost 3-0 to the Clever Boys in an Absa Premiership match which was played at the Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg.

Gift Motupa, Mxolisi Macuphu and Simon Murray all scored for Wits as AmaZulu recorded their second league defeat of the season.

“We gave away two silly goals and the referee gave them an offside goal. It happens in football,” Johnson said.

“We did not play a bad game of football. They cleared one off the goal-line in the first-half.

The KwaZulu-Natal giants created goal scoring opportunities which they could not convert on the night.

“There was another chance in the second-half which I thought we could have converted,” he continued.

“Either half we should have scored a few goals, unfortunately, they got three goals, and did not get any.

“We had a big opportunity to come back in the second-half because we had possession of the ball,” he explained.

“But we allowed them to sit and we played the wrong ball, and they responded by playing long balls forward, and they ran at us.

The defeat left Usuthu placed fifth on the league standings having collected six points from four matches.

“We did not defend the first goal well. The rest of the game, we were in it. We could have got something from the game, but the ball did not fall for us,” he added.

“We took off Emiliano Tade for Augustine Ramphele because we needed to open them up and it worked, but we did not score goals.

“We will go back home and make sure that we get it right in the next game.”

AmaZulu’s next Absa Premiership match will be against Kaizer Chiefs at the FNB Stadium on Saturday, 22 September 2018.

Kick-off is at 18h00 CAT.

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