ROSSLEE CHALLENGES HIS PLAYERS TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE
By: Bhekumndeni Kunene
Amazulu coach, Craig Rosslee, has challenged his players to step up to the plate and start winning games in the Premier League.
The Durban-based club is playing good football but they are still searching for their first win of the season. Three games into the season, the coach has challenged the team to pull up their socks and collect maximum points as soon as possible.
Rosslee lamented missed chances by his side in the first three games of the season.
“We are pleased with the way we are playing and that the guys are following instructions- obviously disappointed that we have not turned those games into three points,” he said.
Having drawn two and lost one, the former Ajax Cape Town coach said that he was encouraged by the football his side have been playing but it was time to challenge the boys to bury the games they dominate.
“We have had many chances, especially Bongani (Ndulula) in the game against Swallows had numerous chances- I think we have to get rid of maybe the Drogba stigma. He has to find his own identity,” he added.
Club captain Carlington Nyadombo also shared the coach’s sentiments that the players need to put their hands up and repay the coach’s faith in them.
“If we had concentrated more, we could have come up with a win against Pirates and against Ajax. The guys were not there yet, maybe because it is still the first games of the season,” said the Zimbabwean international.
The club next take on Bloemfontein Celtic at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday and coach Rosslee will be looking to get his first win of the season in front of his supporters.
“Celtic is a workman like team, they don’t give much away and we have to roll up our sleeves and give a good account of ourselves to come away with a win,” he concluded.