Usuthu's plan to fix shocking start


AmaZulu general manager Lunga Sokhela admits the management is concerned with the way the team has started the 2019/20 season.

The KwaZulu-Natal team are currently at the bottom of the Absa Premiership table with only one point from four matches.

Sokhela says as a club they are currently looking for all possible ways that could help them change the situation.

"I'm happy with everything, just not the results," Sokhela tells

"But you know we all understands... so we need to work on that. We are all concerned, but in terms of the team we are happy with the quality of players we've got and the coaching staff. We just need to change our fortunes, that's it.

"Look I mean sometimes as well there is one thing that people always forget in football. But I think you know we all need to take collective responsibility, not always want to point at the coach.

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"I think as management, even players as well, we are all part of the same team. So we don't want to create a culture whereby when we win we want to be mentioned because we are doing a great job but when we lose we put everything on the coach's shoulders. We need to sit together and take a collective responsibility."

Asked how much support head coach Cavin Johnson was receiving from management, Sokhela was positive.

"He will always have our support. We've always supported our coaches in every step of the way. You see we don't like this thing of mandate, his mandate will always be to be number one," he explained.

"We want to start competing now, consistently be well within the top eight. Number two, we want to now bring some silverware back home, and at the same time ensure that our youth structures are getting promoted from there as well.

"So that's the type of club we want to be you see, we invest a lot in our development. We want to see 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds being developed to a level where they can play first-team football for us."

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