Johnson working on Usuthu mindset

Johnson was appointed Joey Antipas’ replacement earlier this week and immediately took charge of his first game, a 2-1 pre-season friendly win over Real Kings.

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Johnson now has eight days to further prepare before Usuthu kick off the 2017/18 Absa Premiership season at home against Free State Stars, although the tactician is confident of getting the job done.

“We’re going to have to know how to play, when to have two training sessions, and when to have one training session in order to make sure that they get the information in their heads, so that they can come out and play a good game of football against Free State Stars,” he said on AmaZulu’s official website.

“For us now and for me always, I say, the brain never gets tired; its one thing that God made that never gets tired. We need to feed them that way, with the football we plan to play this year at AmaZulu.

“We’ve got to play around with that physical conditioning and mental conditioning, and see how they adapt. Hopefully they will be able to play good games or a few games at the start of the season this year.

“We’ve got to adjust some of the players into the PSL; it’s a different ball game. It is a much tougher game, but at the same time it’s a more enjoyable game playing in the PSL, but like always I like my teams to play football.”