Heads could roll at Usuthu


‘The Dog’ was responding to KickOff.com’s question of what message of hope did he have for the aggrieved fans after Usuthu lost 1-0 to SuperSport United during the first round of the Telkom Knockout Cup at KwaMashu’s Princess Magogo Stadium on Sunday.

“I fully understand the mandate that was given to us by the management, that we need to have a lengthy run in a cup competition and finish in the top eight.

“We are not happy about the current situation either because we should have delivered.

“If we don’t succeed, we are aware that heads will roll. We need to lift ourselves as we have another important assignment against Sundowns away in Pretoria on Wednesday.”

“On the game, Barker said. “It was a tough one and we did not create enough chances whereas they used the one that came their way.”

This was Usuthu’s third defeat of the season with other losses coming in the league.

Angry fans were seen chanting songs of displeasure after the match, demanding answers from club manager James Dlamini. They felt Japhet Zwane should have been brought in earlier in the place of absent-minded Reagan Noble.

It was strange why they chose to vent their frustrations at the team manager, because the selection is the coach’s responsibility.

Owing to personal matters, technical manager Neil Tovey could not be at the game, leaving Barker to shout instructions alongside keeper coach Graham Johnson.