AmaZulu’s return to their former home venue, Princess Magago Stadium was not what Head Coach Cavin Johnson hoped for as they went down 4-1 against Golden Arrows on 17 September.
Johnson had this to say at the end the 90 minutes: “The scoreline doesn’t tell you what it’s all about. In one moment I thought we did well in the first half. When you hit the bar, and I think the goalkeeper made two fantastic saves.”
“If we score those goals then we talk a different story, but coming towards the second half we go in 1-0 down, and we know that we are playing better than Golden Arrows, we know they’re a counter attack team. We get the header from a set piece 1-1, they get 2-1 but then we throw away the kitchen sinkm and then we missed.”
“I’ve never seen a game where the ball hits the upright and then the cross bar, and then the other cross bar and still it comes out. It doesn’t work, but in saying that whether you lose 2-1, or 5-1 you still lose the game and we lost the points.”
“They scored two more goals against the run of play and, that just takes the wind out of you, but what can you do, ” said Johnson.
Usuthu go up against league champions Bidvest Wits on Wednesday without Ghanaian midfielder, Samuel Darpoh due to suspension after acummulating more than the permitted number of yellow cards.
“There’s no time to complain, there’s time for recovery. The next game is against Bidvest Wits at King Zwelithini, so we’ve got to put this behind us as quick as possible and make sure we carry on fighting,” Johnson added.Share