Truter: Fatigued Usuthu happy with a point

Brandon Truter, head coach of AmaZulu during the DStv Premiership 2022/23 match between Kaizer Chiefs and AmaZulu at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on the 03 September 2022 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

AmaZulu FC head coach Brandon Truter was pleased to walk away with a point from their match against Kaizer Chiefs over the weekend.

The two teams played to a 0-0 draw in a DStv Premiership encounter that was played at the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations final venue, FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.


Truter is convinced that fatigue has set in after the busy schedule of the last three weeks with the Durban side playing five competitive matches during this period.

“Look it is a point away from home. At the same time, I am saying that after playing this amount of games, well, it’s a point,” Truter said.

“There is no rest in between (matches), and we can say we had more rest, but there were 120 minutes we played in the MTN8 quarter-final (against Cape Town City).

“The same XI that started that game, started this game as well. With all the fatigue, niggles, and injuries we always going to get a below-par performance here and there,” he added.

“With that (work) load you dilute the product in the end. Yes, Chiefs played well, it’s their home game, they needed a win, and they needed to get going.

“For us (AmaZulu) it is away from home, it is a point. We will manage it, but the amount of fatigue and the workload coming at the moment is ridiculous.”

AmaZulu will welcome Chippa United at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in a DStv Premiership match on Saturday.