AmaZulu captain Tapuwa Kapini has advised his teammates to put Tuesday night’s heavy defeat against Mamelodi Sundowns behind them and focus on the upcoming derby against Maritzburg United.
Usuthu suffered a setback at Loftus Stadium as they went down 7-1 to the Brazilians, just their second loss in seven Absa Premiership matches thus far.
“It was a bad day in the office,” lamented the Zimbabwean goalkeeper. “It was not easy to contain them.
“They were coming with guns blazing all over, especially the three front players Khama Billiat, Katlego Mashego and Cuthbert Malajila; they were moving all over.
“I think it’s all up to the players who want to be counted in the next game to lift up their hands and play for AmaZulu.
“I think it’s a lesson learnt and we just need to keep our heads up.”
Craig Rosslee and his men will not have much time to dwell on Tuesday’s result as they have to prepare for Sunday’s encounter against the Team of Choice which is set to take place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium at 15:30.
“It’s a derby and maybe they (United) were looking at how we played today and they want to do the same so it’s up to us,” added Kapini.
“It’s not about how you lost another game, the way you stand up in the next game is important and I think we are up for it.”