Poor mentality keeps failing Usuthu


Cavin Johnson is hoping AmaZulu will find solutions to familiar problems that surfaced again in their last defeat, against Polokwane City last Saturday.

Usuthu have been struggling with their mental strength, especially at the back, which led to them losing a top-eight spot last season. The KwaZulu-Natal side have often conceded unnecessary goals in away matches.

Johnson said the team needs to go back to the drawing board to find out what's causing the lack of concentration during critical stages of games.

"You lost the game in the last seconds of the match, you ask yourself 'guys have you stop playing in 90 or after 95 minutes', that's a reason, lack of concentration in the last seconds," he said.

"Because you come here playing against a team in high spirits coming from beating Black Leopards, you know it's a difficult hunting ground so when you get here and have one point in the pocket and it's 95 minutes, you've got to be more woke."

Usuthu have already conceded four goals in two matches and still haven't scored in the new campaign despite making good signings in their strike force.

Their next match is against Orlando Pirates at home, which is a must-win for them to avoid more pressure from the supporters.