Barker pleased with 4-1 win


Following their 4-1 NFD win over Vasco Da Gama on Sunday, AmaZulu coach Steve Barker says it was pleasing to win their match at home.

Usuthu demolished the Cape Town-based side as Marc van Heerden, Siyabonga Nomvethe, Petrus Shitembi and Goodman Dlamini scored at Kwa Mashu.

“Yeah look, to score four goals we’ve done that consistently and we’ve had a couple of four goals at home on a couple of occasions,” said Barker.

“A great win but a win like this doesn’t count for anything if you don’t follow up with victories and that’s been our problem this season, we lack consistency from game to game.

“It’s important to use this win as a stepping stone to go forward and be more consistent, try to put a run of wins and try to put us back into contention.

“Yes it’s always been our aim to see this performance at home and it’s a place for us where we can pick up maximum points, week in and week out.

“Before we lost to Mbombela United, we had a decent record of five wins and a draw out of seven matches, it’s an area where we have to capitalise.

“We have great supporters behind us, it was a nice big crowd today and we showed what we’re capable of doing.”

Speaking about the impact of his new striker in the experienced Siyabonga Nomvethe, the ex-University of Pretoria coach added that ‘Bhele’ is a vital addition.

“Siyabonga is experienced both on and off the field, we could’ve made history today by playing the youngest and the oldest striking partnership, a 16-year old (turns 17 on Monday) and a 38-year-old,” adds the coach.

“It’s nice to have a senior like that to help Stoffels, he (Stoffels) is not fully fit and we had to plan and give him 15 minutes.

“I’m happy to have Bhele on the field and in the dressing room, players sitting next to him are definitely uplifted.”

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