Johnson warns Usuthu to wake up

Premiership

AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson has warned his players that if they don't wake up, they will find themselves in a relegation battle.

The Usuthu coach will treat all his side's remaining matches like cup finals as they aim to finish in a respectful position on the log.

With four league matches remaining, AmaZulu are 11th on the Absa Premiership table, just three points above the relegation playoff position and seven ahead of bottom club Maritzburg United.

"Our last four games we will treat them like finals, we are targeting all points for us to finish in a better position and if we don't wake up, we will find ourselves in that relegation battle. It is so important to press all the right buttons."

Johnson wants to rectify the mistakes his side made in their last game, the 1-1 draw with Golden Arrows last Sunday.

"Maybe I think it was an exciting match for supporters, but for us it was not a good game," he said. "We didn't play well. We conceded from a set-piece, which we worked on as we knew about Arrows and how good they are in those situations."

Johnson took some positives from the Arrows game as he praised the young Sphesihle Maduna, who was one of the best Usuthu players on the day.

"I can only see a bright future with him, he's a very talented young player," Johnson added. "He did well and I can tell you he's one of the exciting upcoming footballers in our team, I'm very impressed with him."

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