Folz: Sundowns defeat a good lesson

Romain Folz, coach of AmaZulu during the 2022 Carling Black Label Cup

AmaZulu FC head coach Romain Folz felt that his side’s match against Mamelodi Sundowns in the Carling Black Label Cup was a good lesson for the team.

Usuthu were beaten by Masandawana in a semi-final encounter of the one-day tournament over the weekend and they went on to finish fourth after losing to Kaizer Chiefs in a penalty shootout.

Folz reflected on the game against Sundowns and the Frenchman identified areas where they need to improve ahead of the PSL break that is enforced by the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals in Qatar.

“I felt like most of our players were not ready physically and when you face a team that is good on the ball you must make sure you play well and move the ball very quickly,” Folz said.

“That’s what I said when I accepted the job, that the biggest challenge is to rebuild everyone physically when the break comes.

“This will be one of our missions and I’m positive that after the break we will be capable of being better. But again, I think Sundowns were the better team, that’s for sure,” he added.

“But besides that, we still had many chances that should have seen us score goals. I think this is a good lesson for us and we know where we need to work on and improve.”

AmaZulu are scheduled to go head to head with Sekhukhune United on December 31 in a DStv Premiership encounter as the 2022-23 season resumes.