AmaZulu become second club struck by Covid crisis

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AmaZulu FC chairman Sandile Zungu insists the club will soldier on despite becoming the second DStv Premiership side to be hit by a Covid-19 crisis.

Zungu is adamant that Usuthu will soldier on despite the recent health scare combined with numerous injuries.

Benni McCarthy’s side - ninth on the log table - confirmed four positive cases within their squad.

"We have been affected like all other teams by the Covid-19 pandemic," Zungu tells Kickoff.com.

"Some of our core players have been out with injuries, then also Covid, but you know we are taking it in our stride.

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“We are ready to face any challenge. Right now the number of players recovering from Covid is four.

"I won't disclose their identities because it's a private matter. Even when someone has the flu it's a private medical matter."

Asked for his thought on the current crisis at fellow DStv Premiership side Kaizer Chiefs, Zungu insisted only that there were clear guidelines to follow.

“All I know is that we are part of the PSL which is a rule-based organisation.

"What sustains an association like a football association all over the world is the rules that all the teams who participate subscribe to. Those rules guide us into how to play the game. We are so happy to play by the rules, whatever the rules are."

Zungu added that he remains optimistic for the rest of the season with the team to compete in the CAF Champions League.

"The future is very bright. The boys are playing very well, luck hasn't been with us in terms of winning games but we are going to soon see a change of fortunes in our favour.

"I'm not worried, yes I'm disappointed with the draws but I don't want to lie to you because when I see my boys playing so well, probably we are one of the most exciting teams to watch in the PSL over the last two seasons.

"But when they don't convert goals of course I've got reasons to be disappointed, but I mean I can't be too hard on my players they play exceptionally well, they just have to attend to those areas of weakness."

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