Back to drawing board for Usuthu gaffer Johnson


AmaZulu FC head coach Cavin Johnson felt that his side deserved at least a point against Cape Town City on Friday evening.

Usuthu were narrowly defeated 1-0 by the Citizens in an Absa Premiership match which was played at the Cape Town Stadium in the Mother City.

“They (City) got a good Christmas present. I thought we would go away with at least a point in the end. In saying that I thought AmaZulu players were not at ease on the ball,” he said.

“In the first-half we could have converted that one chance that we had. Then we would have been more confident in the second-half because we played too much in patches in the first-half.

Despite the defeat AmaZulu remain 12th on the league standings with 15 points from 13 matches. They are four points behind eighth-placed Bloemfontein Celtic.

Johnson and his technical team have gone back to drawing board ahead of Usuthu’s next league game which is against Chippa United at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Sunday, 7 January 2018.

“In the second-half we came back looking a little bit better. But we lacked confidence and they came back at us, and they managed to score. We were not at our best,” he continued.

“We have to go back and regroup in order make a statement that we made a few matches ago when we came out came out and looked really good.

“We have do that again. We have to try and fix the players which is the most important part of the game. We are not the ones on the pitch. The players are ones who are on the pitch,” he added.

“They have to analyze the opponents that they are playing against and they need to make sure that they compete with them.

“We competed in moments. The moments were not good enough to get us a positive result against City.”

The match between AmaZulu and United will kick-off at 15h30.

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