AmaZulu’s PSL campaign has had a discouraging start, with the team only securing one point from their opening three games. A negative goal difference and the recent lacklustre draw against rivals Lamontville Golden Arrows is indicative of the problems they have been experiencing in both defence and attack.
Amazulu will be aiming to improve upon last season’s mid-table finish and start scoring goals. Midfielder Bongani Mbele spoke to AmaZulu’s official site with regards to the clubs poor performances and how he believes the team can begin to rectify their problems.
Mbele believes that their attackers are feeling the pressure of not scoring a single goal this season.“It’s too much pressure but at the end of the day it’s not about the attackers, but the team. You can score goals but if you concede it’s a problem.
“We are feeling the pressure but it’s too early to panic. We know that we need to get three points and then everything is going to be okay,” he says.
The agile midfielder believes that this has been the lowest point of his career at AmaZulu, as the team was dumped out of the MTN 8 in the first round and have failed to impress in the league. Mbele says he is counting on AmaZulu’s recent history of being able to bounce back.
“I believe we can do it again.”
This season is the 80th anniversary for AmaZulu, an important milestone for both players and fans. Mbele spoke about this historic season as an AmaZulu player, “Since the club is celebrating its 80th anniversary we want to bring something to the team and to the fans. What I can say to the fans is we promise that we’ll try to do better than we did last season.”
AmaZulu’s next game against misfiring Supersport United will be an opportunity for the team to start rebuilding their season. However Gavin Hunt’s team will not be easy to beat, as they too look to capture their first three points of the season.
Supersport have played to three straight draws, which means that they will see a struggling AmaZulu side as the perfect opposition to pick up a win against. AmaZulu will need to improve on all aspects of their game before the tough trip to Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday.