AmaZulu FC interim head coach Ayanda Dlamini lauded his charges’ fighting spirit during their clash with Cape Town City over the weekend.
Bonginkosi Ntuli and Augustine Chidi Kwem grabbed two late goals to ensure that Usuthu held the Citizens to a 2-2 draw in an entertaining DStv Premiership match.
Dlamini reflected on the match which saw goals from Khanyisa Mayo and Darwin Gonzalez give City a two-goal at the DHL Stadium in Cape Town.
“We left exposed because they were overloading the midfield. Mayo was dropping and lingering around,” Dlamini said.
“Our back three didn’t read those situations and it happened three times. They scored twice from those situations. We went into the dressing room at half-time and we fixed that problem.
“We went to a back four which was much better but still they created chances because we were two-goal down and we took more risks by introducing more offensive players.”
The 38-year-old tactician stressed the importance of the point they collected from their match against the Citizens.
“This point feels like a win because we came back from 2-0 down. The fighting spirit that they showed will take us far and it is a very important point,” the former AmaZulu striker continued.
“To come down to Cape Town and get this point from 2-0 down, the morale and spirit of the players will be lifted because going into the next one, you can see that they want to fight.
“We have very difficult games coming up, SuperSport [United] is next. So, we will take positives from this one and go back and fix what we feel should have been done better.”
AmaZulu will take on SuperSport at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Stadium on Sunday. Kick-off is at 5:30 pm CAT.