Folz: We know what to expect from Tornado

Romain Folz, Coach of AmaZulu FC during 2023 Nedbank Cup KZN Press Conference held at Park Square, Umhlanga in Durban on 07 February 2023 © Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

AmaZulu FC head coach Romain Folz has pointed out that they have done their homework on Tornado FC ahead of their clash on Sunday.

Usuthu are set to take on ABC Motsepe League (Northern Cape) outfit in the Nedbank Cup Last 32 match at the King Zwelithini Stadium. Kick-off is at 3:00 pm CAT.

Folz is confident that there is little that could come as a surprise in the match as AmaZulu look to progress to the Last 16 of South African FA Cup.

“We’ve planned for them as we would for any other game regardless of the fact that we haven’t played them or they’re not in our league,” Folz said.

“We had our scouts who travelled a couple of weeks ago to scout them in person, all the way over there so we’ve prepared the game to our maximum ability and work ethic.

“So it doesn’t change anything (playing lower-league opposition). For me, it doesn’t change anything. We are professionals and we face every opposition with the same level of professionalism,” he added.

“It’s an important competition for us, therefore we prepare for it with the same dedication.”

Usuthu were narrowly defeated 1-0 by Orlando Pirates in the 2022 MTN8 final in October in Durban and Folz feels that his side learned from the defeat.

“We still have that feeling that we could’ve and should’ve done better in the MTN8,” the Frenchman explained.

“So, the only thing that we can draw from that final is that we have the capacity to get to that stage and we want to get as far as we can in this Cup. I believe it’s a step-by-step process.”