AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson confident ahead of Maritzburg United test
Posted: 6 September 2017 Time: 08:37
AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson was encouraged by the scoring form of his new signings during the FIFA break as he plots for the upcoming derby with log leaders Maritzburg United.
Usuthu beat National First Division outfit Real Kings and ABC Motsepe side Summerfield Dynamos in recent friendlies, with recruits Michael Morton, Mhlengi Cele, Rhulani Manzini, Skhumbuzo Mazibuko, Sadate Ouro-Akoriko and Somila Ntsundwana all on target.
The Premiership returnees, in eighth place on the table with three points from two games, will resume their league campaign against Maritzburg at King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban on September 12 (19h30).
“The FIFA break has given us the opportunity to look at the players and for them to gel better and to put them through different areas. And also make sure that they are ready,” Johnson told the club's website.
“We also have to make sure that they understand what we are looking for going forward as AmaZulu.
“We have arranged two or three friendlies now in the off time and I must say they have really put in the shift in the friendlies and they did a good job.
“The structure of the team looks like it’s coming together slowly and we are able to identify who’s who and who can play where in the team.
“We are confident going forward and hopefully we’re able to maintain the momentum we had in this short mini pre-season break.”