AmaZulu FC head coach Benni McCarthy will lead his troops this weekend into a week-long pre-season training camp in Mpumalanga as they look up the ante in preparation for the 2021/22 season.
AmaZulu took on Glad Africa Championship outfit Royal AM on 23 July in a friendly match as McCarthy and his technical gauge the team’s fitness levels after 3 weeks of intense training.
McCarthy of the team’s progress: “The team is looking good. The fitness levels in the players is looking impressive after a 4 or 5 week-break that they had which is nice to see. The competitiveness is there and the two new boys look like they have settled in well, Keagan Buchanan and Mxolisi Kunene. Both seem to do well.
Kunene is easing himself in since he has just come from an injury which he picked from when he was at Maritzburg. The rest of the guys that did amazingly well last season , look to have stepped their game and it’s a really good. I am excited for the prospects of this season,” said McCarthy.
Augustine Mulenga will rejoin his teammates in the training camp at Ingwenyama Sports Resort.
The 43 year old tactician will only welcome COSAFA Cup gold medalists, Siyethemba Sithebe and Veli Mothwa upon their return to Durban after the pair took part in a successful tournament in Gqeberha which also saw both collecting individual accolades.
Upon their return from Mpumalanga AmaZulu head straight into a four team tournament from 30-31 July against DStv Premiership opposition.