AmaZulu coach Craig Rosslee has praised his players for overcoming the pressure and registering a crucial 4-0 win over Black Leopards in a league clash on Wednesday night.
Bongani Ndulula scored a brace and two more goals from Goodman Dlamini and Thokozani Mshengu helped to move Usuthu eight points clear of the danger zone with two matches left to play.
“Mentally it was a tough game for us, especially after the Ajax result, we realised that it was going to put a lot of pressure on Black Leopards to come and get a result against us,” said Rosslee.
“We were also under pressure because Ajax came closer to us so we had to go and get the win. I thought the players were fantastic, they followed the instructions and they punished the opposition.
“We should have done better in the second half, we could’ve buried them and put the game beyond doubt very early but nevertheless the win was very important; this was like a cup final for us.
“We scored four good goals but the fact of the matter is that we were good for these goals in each and every game that we have played but this time we were clinical.
“The finishing was sublime, we stuck it in the corner but it’s just a pity we didn’t continue throughout the second half.
“The good thing is that we kept a clean sheet; I want that mental strength when we’re going to each and every game and I want to finish this season on a high.”
Despite registering their biggest win of the season so far, Rosslee says there is no room for distractions as they still have to prepare for their last two fixtures against Bidvest Wits and Chippa United.
“There’s no time for celebration in this game because by the time you turn around you’re on your way to the next game,” he added.
“We have to make sure we remain professional about what we do and focus on the next game which is against Wits.
“The way the results are going – there are still six more points to play for and maybe a top eight position is still viable.
“This is not done and dusted; I want to go and start the new season in a good frame of my mind and with a winning mentality.”
Usuthu will face Bidvest Wits at the Bidvest Stadium on Saturday, 11 May at 15h00.