As the 2014/15 Absa Premiership season draws near every football club is in it’s last preparations ahead of kick off. Eight sides already started with the MTN8 last weekend. AmaZulu, who failed to finish in the top four last season will be looking to complete unfinished business this time around.
“The target for the 2014/15 season is simple. The directors have put a mandate of a top-four finish as well as a cup victory,” said AmaZulu marketing manager Lunga Sokhela. Craig Rosslee, coach of Usuthu, wants to start well by picking up points from the first match they will play against Ajax Cape Town on Sunday at home soil. The KZN-based team seems to have a plan when its comes to bringing in fans to attend home matches at Moses Mabhida Stadium to boot.
Usuthu will introduce a new campaign whereby once a month they will have a promotion in central Durban and fans will have a chance to interact with players and win prizes. In a blow Rosslee, who wanted to keep Thamsanqa Teyise and Philani Zikalala but could not due to the players’ decision to leave a club the club, has to now move on. “I am not emotional about them leaving the club, people take decisions in life,” said the Usuthu boss.
AmaZulu’s coach also feels like Bafana Bafana is suffering because of good players not being given a chance to play when they join big clubs. He says, “The national side is hurting due to top players sitting on the bench at big clubs lured by money.” The club confirmed that they still have two spaces for new players but could not reveal who they were looking to bringing into their ranks.