MUGEYI SET TO MENTOR USUTHU
By: Nhlanhla Ndlovu
Former Chippa United coach Wilfred Mugeyi is set to coach AmaZulu FC.
Usuthu officially confirmed the sacking of their head coach Craig Rosslee, after days of speculation regarding his future with the club, and replaced him with his assistant Mugeyi.
Rosslee failed to win a single game this season, and he was asked to step down ahead of Usuthu’s Telkom Knockout Cup opener against Bloemfontein Celtic two weeks ago.
Mugeyi hailed the management of the club for his new position and he revealed that he is set to make crucial changes.
“I wasn’t given a mandate- I gave myself the mandate that we need to move the team from the danger zone,” the former Zimbabwean international said.
The 45-year-old will be in charge of the Durban-based side until the club finds a replacement but he revealed that he is keen to keep the post.
“I have been an assistant I think for the past 19 years, so this is a very good opportunity for me to show that I can coach the team,” Mugeyi said, “and I will grab this opportunity with two hands.”
Midfielder Khulugani Madondo said teams always change coaches and he believes that they will do well.
He said, “its part of football- coaches comes and leave. I think we were doing well under Craig (Rosslee). The problem is that we failed to win league games.”
Madondo revealed that losing games affected the whole team.
“I think losing games was our biggest problem and it reflected badly on us as AmaZulu players,” he elaborated. “ We were playing well but we always conceded first.”
“Personally I don’t think changing the coach will have any huge impact because we are soccer players and coaches comes and leaves. We will continue to work hard under our new mentor,” Madondo said.