AMAZULU READY FOR UNITED
By: Nhlanhla Ndlovu
AmaZulu coach Graig Rosslee admits that they have been blunt in front of goals and they will be looking to redeem their form against Maritzburg United on Friday.
Usuthu is heading to Harry Gwala Stadium, coming from a 2-0 loss at home against Mamelodi Sundowns. The club has failed to find the back of the net in their last four Premier Soccer League fixtures.
Rosslee admitted they are having problems in their front line following their recent poor performance.
“We are not putting the ball at the back of the net,” he said. “We are lacking that fire power upfront and we have to take the players upfront to task.”
Rosslee believes that his men are not aggressive in front of goals, although they create chances but they fail to bury them. “We need to take our chances and that’s so killing us at this point in time,” he added.
Usuthu is expecting a tough game in the KwaZulu-Natal derby as they were defeated 2-0 in the first round encounter at home.
“They (united) are playing with a lot of confidence. It’s gonna be a tight field, it gonna be a greasy evening,” Rosslee explained.
The club played Sundowns without their target man Bongani Ndulula who is expected to return to the squad on Friday.
“Bongani (Ndulula) also comes back. We need to win the game,” Usuthu coach added.
Missing Ndulula also felt to the players as Khulegani Madondo believes that they have to win games to remain on the top eight.
“In the Sundowns game I believe that we missed Ndulula as he is the player that can get goals for us,” said Madondo.
The club have conceded five goals in their last three games which haven’t proven any worst performance for Madondo.
The former United midfielder is also happy with the way they have been played although they are failing to collect the crucial points.
“We were not playing that bad but we can improve by winning the games,” he added.
United will welcome Usuthu coming from a 3-2 win against Free State United on Tuesday.