Folz: A well-deserved win for Usuthu

Romain Folz, head coach of AmaZulu during the DStv Premiership 2022/23 football match between AmaZulu and Stellenbosch at King Zwelithini Stadium, Durban on 30 October 2022 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

AmaZulu FC head coach Romain Folz believes his side deserved to walk away with the maximum points following their clash with Stellenbosch FC on Sunday.

The Frenchman led Usuthu to a 1-0 win over Stellies in a DStv Premiership encounter which took place at 2010 FIFA World Cup training venue, King Zwelithini Stadium.

Larry Bwalya’s wonderful goal earned Folz his first win in South African football having previously coached Marumo Gallants before joining AmaZulu.

“I told all of your colleagues [journalists] in the past that it was just a matter of time. Of course, the sooner, the better. I know it was about to happen at some time for sure,” Folz said.

“Everyone gave his best. I think we were good. The understanding of the tactical principles is on them to execute in getting better and better, game after game.

“I think it’s a well-deserved win, we had a good game that will be analysed to get better. I think it’s a good performance on the tactical aspect of the work rate.”

Folz went on to indicate that pressure is still on him despite having ended Usuthu’s eight-match winless run in the DStv Premiership.

“I wouldn’t say it’s a relief in terms of pressure, it’s about time [to win]. I’m happy about that,” the 32-year-old tactician added.

AmaZulu will now take on Orlando Pirates in the 2022 MTN8 final at the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.