Barely a month has made it to AmaZulu’s hot seat, Coach Pablo “Cjimpi” Franco is already sure that he has improved his team after winning the KZN Premier“s cup over the weekend.
Franco was installed as AmaZulu’s mentor early this month, replacing Ayanda Dlamini, who was only hired temporarily at the end of last season.
Usuthu won the KZN Premier title“Cup by defeating Richards Bay 5-4 on penalties after the match ended goalless in normal time at Princess Majogo Stadium on Sunday. Usutu reached the play-off spot by beating Maritzburg United 2-1 earlier today in the semi-finals.
“We are improving daily. If you had seen this team the day you took it and watched the games we played today [on Sunday]You can see this improvement.” Franco said.
However, Cijimpi acknowledge there is“There is still room for further improvements, targeting some offensive players to bolster his team before the campaign begins. It is already being said that Usutu is close to signing striker Rowan Human from Maritzburg United.
“He. She“It is important to send a message to everyone that we still have a long way to go and we still have a lot to improve. I also hope we can sign some players to increase our efficiency because we are weak in the final third,“ Usuthu boss said.
“From there, we can say this season has won“It can’t be the same as last season. We are done“We don’t want to fight for relegation but we need to fight for other places… We need to try to make problems for the top teams in this league. We must try to dominate the rest of the teams in the competition.“
AmaZulu will kick off their league campaign by traveling to Harry Gwala Stadium to do battle with rivals KZN Royal AM on August 5.