ROSSLEE SET FOR A FRESH START
By: Nhlanhla Ndlovu
AmaZulu coach Craig Rosslee is aiming for a victory in the first match of the league campaign against Ajax Cape Town on Sunday.
Usuthu emerged as the runners up of the inaugural eTV Charity Showdown at Bidvest Stadium two weeks ago after being defeated 2-0 by Bloemfontein Celtic.
The side reached the finals after defeating Mpumalanga Black Aces in the first game in preparations of the new league campaign.
Rosslee said they had a good pre-season and they are in good shape ahead of their opening match.
“I want to play an attacking, attractive football. We have strengthen the squad with the players we have signed,” he told reporters.
Both sides are well known of building with youngsters but last season the South Africa’s playground boys claimed all the points against urban warriors.
Rosslee believes it is vital to pick up maximum points at home as they will be playing at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
He mentioned that it is important to start on a good footing as their fixture has few games at home in the first quarter of the season.
“It is very important to get on to the front foot, it’s a home game. We have discussed last year about the fact of picking up maximum points at home,” Rosslee said.
Although the club is capable of doing well at home, last season they managed to also scoop maximum points away and their mentor ensured Journalismiziko that they will work on the same mentality this season.
The Durban-based side has also strengthen its striking force following a poor performance in front of goals last season.
New AmaZulu signing striker Bonwalo Mwape said that he is hoping to make his mark in the goal-scoring run in the 2014/15 season.
“My target for the season is to score goals,” he said.
The target man is a stranger to the campaign as he revealed that he did not follow the league while he was in Zambia.