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AmaZulu out to rediscover that winning feeling

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Luvuyo Memela of AmaZulu celebrates his second goal with teammates during the DStv Premiership 2021/22 match against Chippa United on the 13 December 2021 at the Jonsson Kings Park, Durban. Picture: Muzi Ntombela, BackpagePix

Despite their draws this season, the one positive that AmaZulu can draw upon is that their team is still showing a lot of character, as they did last season.

THERE is no doubt that AmaZulu’s current form will be very embarrassing to coach Benni McCarthy.

He is a proud coach with big ambitions.

Usuthu are currently on a run of seven consecutive draws. They have drawn 12 games so far this season which is the most for any side in the South African top-flight.

They are unlikely to be given an easy time in their upcoming clash against resurgent Marumo Gallants at the Peter Mokaba Stadium today (5.15pm kick-off).

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The Limpopo-based side started the season in poor form but their results have improved since the appointment of Dan Malesela as coach. Gallants are unbeaten in their last five league games, having won three in the process.

Despite their draws this season, the one positive that AmaZulu can draw upon is that their team is still showing a lot of character, as they did last season.

The Durban-based side recently grabbed a valuable point from the jaws of defeat against Chippa United earlier this week. After being 2-0 down at half-time against the Chilli Boys, Luvuyo Memela inspired a heroic comeback for Usuthu as his second-half brace earned them a share of the spoils.

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Meanwhile, AmaZulu club spokesman Phumlani Dube has reiterated that the club maintains its faith in coach McCarthy amidst the current challenging times within the team.

“We inspire and motivate our team to get as many points as we possibly can. We know that the results will come but we will turn the corner, it’s only a matter of time,” said Dube.

Dube maintained that the club’s management feels that the quality of play is good. They feel that it is only a matter of time before the draws start being converted to wins.

“We have a great squad – we play good quality football, the effort is there, the commitment and the will to win is there, undoubtedly. To get a point here is not bad for us, but we have to get back into our winning form” said Dube.

The game against Gallants will be AmaZulu’s penultimate of the year. They will end 2021 with a tricky away clash against Orlando Pirates at the Orlando Stadium on Monday afternoon.

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