AmaZulu FC president Sandile Zungu has made another bold statement regarding his team and their ambitions for the future.
When he took over ownership of the club late last year, Zungu revealed that he wanted the team in the top four of the DStv Premiership, in the 2020/21 season.
That goal has been achieved with aplomb, with Usuthu concluding the season in second position on the PSL table, for the first time in the history of the club.
The outspoken businessman has revealed to FARPost that the club will be celebrating its centenary in 2032 and all they want is one trophy per season, until their celebration.
“We’ll be turning 100 years in 2032, we have 11 seasons in-between. We’ll be celebrating our centenary in the 2032/33 season,” Zungu said.
“We want to be the team, that when you look back and say this team was an eminent and dominant force.
“We’ve got five trophies that we are aiming to play for, including African cups. That’s Confederation Cup or Champions League and four local if Telkom Knockout gets replaced.”
“We are aiming to have at least 20% of those, if it’s five per season, it means it’s 50 trophies for a decade (that you play for).
“What’s wrong with saying we are having 10 in that decade, that is like one trophy on average per year. It’s not overshooting in terms of aiming, we at AmaZulu are very bold in outlining our plans, not because we are arrogant,” he said.
“We are committing ourselves to the public, because we want to be accountable, we want to be subjected to scrutiny. It is that fear of missing out on a target that will spare us, to do better, so we are not scared to say that’s our target.
“We’ll do our absolute best to be true to our own commitments and the players know that, the administration at AmaZulu knows that, the supporters of AmaZulu know where we are headed,” echoed Zungu.
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter