AmaZulu stars Siyethemba Sithebe and Limbikani Mzava have praised the impact of coach Benni McCarthy ahead of their clash with Kaizer Chiefs.
The former Bafana Bafana striker joined Usuthu in December to replace Ayanda Dlamini and the players seem to have responded very well to him in a short space of time.
Mzava, speaking with the club's media team, says as much as Dlamini gave them good coaching in terms of tactics and everything was well, McCarthy has taken it to another level.
"So far so good, like I said, since I joined the team all the coaches have had their own tactics you know," said Mzava.
"I've been coached by Coach Dlamini, and I thought everything was okay with his tactics. And now Coach Benni comes in and I see how wants us to play, and we are adjusting to it well.
"And I can see with four or five games with him as the coach, I feel like we’re going to be perfect at the back."
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Another player who has felt McCarthy's impact is Sithebe, who feels players are now getting used to his approach and philosophy.
"What I can say is we've managed to understand him and the way he wants us to play," he added. "We have collected four points under him and now against Chiefs we have to collect three points."
Usuthu, who are three points ahead of Chiefs on the DStv Premiership table, can move into the top eight if they pick up three points at home.
Kick-off at Jonsson Kings Park Stadium is at 15h00 today.