USUTHU TO REUNITE WITH CRAIG ROSSLEE IN NFD AFFAIR
By: Lucky Khanyile
In their quest to regain the Absa Premiership status, AmaZulu FC faces a tough task when they take on in form FC Cape Town on Saturday.
Usuthu will be looking to close the gap at the top of the National First Division table and their coach, Steve Barker is aware of the challenge his opponents poses but insists
his side will be ready despite a few obstacles.
“It’s a very tough league it doesn’t matter if you play home or away. Cape Town teams are notoriously difficult to play in Cape Town and they [FC Cape Town] have
come of a good win against Vasco da Gama.
We have to go there with a belief that we must win matches under difficult circumstances like playing away from home and fortunately we haven’t been doing
badly away,” said Barker.
The former University of Pretoria mentor is aware that his side will be meeting with former coach of Usuthu, Craig Rosslee, but insists his side is ready.
“This is the previous coach of the club but there won’t be any love lost.
I’m sure they will be up for the task… But if you want to be successful, you’ve got 30 points to play for against Cape teams so if you can’t go there and collect maximum points, you stand no chance of success since they make up one third of the league.
“We have let ourselves down more than the opposition, making it difficult for ourselves so we need to start being more ruthless and win matches when we are in a
winning position,” added Barker.