Truter lauds Usuthu’s fighting spirit

Brandon Truter, Coach of AmaZulu FC during the DStv Premiership 2022/23 match between Amazulu and Supersport United held at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on 10 August 2022 © Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix
AmaZulu FC head coach Brandon Truter lauded his side’s fighting spirit following their win over SuperSport United on Wednesday evening.
Usuthu came from behind to claim a 2-1 victory over Matsatsantsa in a DStv Premiership encounter which was played at the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
The Tshwane giants broke the deadlock through Thapelo Maseko’s goal, but goals from Frank Mhango and Bonginkosi Ntuli earned Usuthu their maiden win of the season.
“Once we went down and conceded, we changed things and the formation,” Truter said.
“The front three that finished the game (Augustin Chidi Kwem, Mhango and Ntuli) are fighters and made it difficult for their defenders. We also changed the formation to deal with their direct play and crosses.
“That is why we brought on a tall centre-back like Veluyeke Zulu because he could make things difficult for them,” the former Swallows FC coach continued.
“We managed to sneak a victory at the end. Our guys showed plenty of fight. I can’t fault anyone.
“This is a team that can fight as well. It was a tough ask to come back after conceding against a Hunt team.”
Usuthu will now take on Cape Town City at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday in their third DStv Premiership match of the season.
Kick-off is at 20h00.