AmaZulu defender Carlington Nyadombo believes it is up to the players to help the team get their Absa Premiership campaign back on track.
The Zimbabwean defender has missed training since suffering a concussion during their 3-0 loss to SuperSport United last weekend, but he says he is looking forward to rejoining the rest of his teammates as they prepare for the next challenge.
“I haven’t been training with the team for the whole week because of my injury; I had a concussion, but I’m feeling much better now and I should be back doing normal training by Saturday,” said Nyadombo.
“I’ve been attending the training sessions and I can see the guys are working very hard.
“It’s true that we have lost the confidence that we had before the start of the season but we are trying to bring it back because that’s the major issue that is killing us so far.
“For the team to play four league games without scoring even a single goal is disappointing, but we are working hard on trying to perfect the game plan and our finishing, which has also let us down so far.”
Usuthu will now face high flying Moroka Swallows at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Wednesday without head coach Roger Palmgren, who is currently on compassionate leave, but Nyadombo says the whole team understands the importance of this game.
“I think we are all looking forward to the next game because that’s the only way we can put the poor results behind us,” he said.
“We’re trying to rebuild our self-belief and everyone understands that we need nothing short of a win in our next game against Swallows.
“It’s going to be a difficult game because they are doing well, but every game is different and we should approach it with a positive mind.
“We are better than this; we have the quality and all it takes to be one of the best teams in the league.
“We must prove that we are the same team that did well last season; the bad start doesn’t mean we are out of the competition, but it’s time for every player to give one hundred percent on the field.”