AmaZulu need to be more clinical – McCarthy


For someone who was a world class striker, deadly in front of goal in his heydays, it must be bothersome for AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy to see his side struggling to score goals.

McCarthy is aware that his side could have won some of their games and picked up many points if they were more clinical in front of goal.

Out of a possible 15 points in their last five matches, McCarthy’s troops have only managed to collect six with three draws, a defeat and a single win.

The Bafana Bafana legend, who is expecting a tough game against Stellenbosch at home on Friday (17:00 kickoff), insists that AmaZulu will have to start winning more games on a regular basis if they want to achieve their mandate of a top four finish this season.

“Very tough game, if you watch the game they played against Chiefs, they were phenomenal,” McCarthy said ahead of Friday’s game at Jonsson Kings Park Stadium.

“They were really good, and they pressed well, they’ve got a lot of speed and they are a very tough opponent.

“But I think we’ve also established ourselves; we’ve had a lot of games in such a short space of time and the players got to know each other better and what we’re trying to do.

“Obviously I think if we can be clinical in front of goal, that’s our biggest threat, we play good football and we don’t seem to struggle against most teams we play but scoring goals has become a little bit of an issue,” he said.

“Not putting games to bed and we always give three points away and pick up one point. So hopefully with the Baroka win, it will give us just that little bit of motivation, that extra dimension, that we were looking for to just go forward.”

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi 

all pictures courtesy of AmaZulu

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