AmaZulu's plan to motivate players


AmaZulu FC may have found a way to motivate players in their fight for survival in the Absa Premiership this season.

Usuthu, who are currently in 15th position, were one of the few teams to cut players' salaries while the season was suspended due to the nationwide lockdown. This website has now learnt the KwaZulu-Natal club could start paying full salaries from the end of August to motivate players as they look to avoid relegation or the playoffs.

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Usuthu's media officer Brilliant Mkhathini did not want to be drawn into that discussion although he did not confirm nor deny the possibility.

"About salaries, it's a personal matter between management and players, we can't be discussing it with the public," says Mkhathini.

"There were no issues, the club and players had a discussion about salaries and agreed on something which can't be discussed with the public.

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"What is important and we can talk about in public is what happens on the field."

With regards to on-field matters, Mkhathini says the club welcomes Lucas Moripe Stadium as their temporary home venue until the end of the season.

"Every opportunity to play in a professional stadium is always good for us," he adds.

"We welcome Lucas Moripe Stadium. We will make it our home as we knew playing in Durban was impossible with the current situation we are in, so we are ready for football."

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