AmaZulu’s blunt forwards a concern for McCarthy


The continuous lack of goal scoring for AmaZulu has their coach Benni McCarthy worried about his team.

Usuthu were humbled 1-0 by Malawian Champions on Friday at home in the CAF Champions League preliminary round.

McCarthy was left frustrated by the lackluster performance displayed by his attackers, whom he believes could have shown more desire to fight and win the match.

With their DStv Premiership clash against Supersport United at home on Tuesday and the second leg of the CAF Champions League preliminary round in Malawi on the weekend, the KZN side will have to dig deep for results.

Out of the four matches they’ve played this season they have only managed to score one goal, which came from their home defeat against Cape Town City in the quarter-finals of the MTN8 in August.

The all-time Bafana Bafana leading goalscorer with 31 goals will be hoping his players will show more desire in the next two matches, starting with the Supersport United match.

“We just prepare for our next game against SuperSport United and go back to face the Malawians. We know now what they are about and that’s it,” he said.

“It’s more than frustrating me because that was the area in the team I had the biggest concern with, where I had a number of targets.

“I wanted to strengthen the squad with somebody that wants to score goals, a striker.

“You see the way we started you know and I’m challenging now the players who want to score goals because that was my concern and that was my marquee position that I wanted to fix in the team,” continued McCarthy.

“We play some nice football, we play good football but playing good football and you keep losing games does not benefit you.

“Goals win games and then beautiful football looks beautiful and you can enjoy when you score goals and win games but unfortunately we are not doing that.

“It’s a huge concern for me and it’s gonna continue to be concern for me,” concluded McCarthy.

By Wonga Sirayi

FARPost’s KZN Reporter