Newly appointed AmaZulu coach Josef Vukuzic has identified his first tasks at the club.
The Slovak, who replaced Cavin Johnson in the hotseat on Wednesday, revealed the areas they will focus on to make sure Usuthu return to winning ways.
"At the moment, it is not easy to answer the question of areas I've identified, I only know the team from outside," he said at his unveiling.
"I watched their matches and know the players from last season, there were not so many changes made by the team, but for me it is interesting on which areas to improve.
"For now I will focus on mentality and character, which I'm sure we will work on a lot, because if you don't win the games things don't go well. I can tell you from my experience at Polokwane City, character helped us to finish in the top eight."
Vukuzic also asked for patience when it comes to his targets despite his experience of saving a team as he did with Rise and Shine, as he comes to a team that hasn't won since April.
"I need a little time to know the players and the club from inside, there's so many factors that influence the performance of the team," he said.
"It's a good challenge to be here. I can't promise anything as yet besides progression as a club, that is my first target, then try to get results from the first match despite having a tough programme with short time.
"We have three tough matches against Kaizer Chiefs, SuperSport United and Cape Town City after that long break, which I will use to get settled here then I can tell you more."
The new Usuthu technical team will see Mabhuti Khenyeza remain as assistant coach for the season, although things may change next season depending on how the club performs.