AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy has put things into perspective regarding his comments about Kaizer Chiefs reaching the final of the CAF Champions League.
McCarthy told the media during the unveiling of new players for Usuthu that, if Chiefs can play in the final of the CAF Champions League, then his side can go one better than Chiefs.
The Durban side will play in the competition for the first time after finishing second in the DStv Premiership last season.
McCarthy’s troops will start their continental safari with a preliminary round against Nyasa Big Bullets FC at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Friday.
McCarthy has explained his comments about Chiefs, making it clear that he meant no disrespect for the Soweto giants.
“We don’t think that we are better than Kaizer Chiefs, we draw inspiration from them. When you look at a team like Chiefs, the season they had, they had a lot of difficulities,” he said.
“They couldn’t sign players, they already had a good team but they couldn’t build on that team that just lost on league you know.
“So a lot of things were affecting Chiefs but they were able to be focused and make sure that home advantage counts and away they grinded results.
“So people must not misquote me and say I think we are better than Chiefs, we draw inspiration from them. We analyze their season, we analyze our season and we try and learn where they got success.”
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter