AmaZulu players remain hopeful ahead of Bullets duel


AmaZulu will look to overturn a 1-0 deficit when they take on Nyasa Big Bullets in the second leg of the CAF Champions League preliminary round.

Usuthu suffered a surprising home defeat to Big Bullets at Moses Mabhida Stadium to the dissatisfaction of coach Benni McCarthy, who was left frustrated by his forwards for failing to find the back of the net.

The KwaZulu Natal side’s players are positive they can stage a good fight and advance to the first round of the competition.

AmaZulu winger Thabo Qalinge said that they are well prepared for the duel and they are hopeful of a good result.

“Everyone is well prepared for this game, the mindset is there and we are hoping to achieve the same objective towards this match,” he said.

“It won’t be an easy task, they came, they managed to get a goal so we’ve got nothing to lose and everything to win.

“We just have to go there and fight, not only for us but for the people we left behind in the country. It’s a game that we have to win and we have to go home with a positive result,” Qalinge said.

Right back Kgotso Moleko has emphasized the importance of taking their chances and finding the back of the net this time.

“Hopefully we’ll play good and take the coach’s instructions and the chances that we get, we must just score,” Moleko commented.

“To be honest there’s a lot of positives, it’s not easy for some of the players like me, we are new to the team and every season that starts you have to come with a new philosophy and new style of play,” Moleko said.

The second leg will be played at Bingu National Stadium at 16h00 on Saturday.

By Wonga Sirayi

FARPost’s KZN Reporter