PSL coaches agree on shocking pitch


AmaZulu coach Josef Vukuzic and Maritzburg United mentor Eric Tinkler agreed on one thing after the KwaZulu-Natal derby last weekend.

Both coaches slammed the standard of the King Zwelithini Stadium turf after their goalless draw, with Tinkler not mincing his words.

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"To be brutally honest, everybody that was watching this on TV would have changed the channel. I don’t think the pitch helped either team, both teams were forced to play ugly football," he said.

"It wasn’t a great game of football. We had to play off the second ball. It was extremely difficult, it was all about fighting for the second ball.

"Defensively we were well-structured and organised. It is hard for me to be very critical of my players because of the pitch."

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Vukusic agreed: "This was not a good pitch and I would like to see us playing at Moses Mabhida Stadium in the next two years, if not sooner."

Usuthu will be hoping next year they will come back to a better pitch for their next home match as they end 2019 away at Thohoyandou Stadium against Black Leopards and in Free State against Bloemfontein Celtic.

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The Team of Choice, on the other hand, will play at Moses Mabhida Stadium again before the year is out when they face Mamelodi Sundowns in the Telkom Knockout final on 14 December.