Truter rues missed chances against Sekhukhune

Brandon Truter, Coach of AmaZulu FC during the DStv Premiership 2021/22 match between AmaZulu and Sekhukhune United held at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on 7 May 2022 Β© Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

AmaZulu FC coach Brandon Truter was left to rue his side’s missed chances following their clash with Sekhukhune United on Saturday.

Usuthu extended their unbeaten run to five matches in the DStv Premiership when they drew 0-0 with Babina Noko at the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

Truter was pleased with his charges’ performance, but the experienced tactician feels that they should have done better in front of goal.

“I think we should have collected the three points today. Performance-wise, we played very well, absolutely beautiful football in patches,” Truter said.

β€œThe only thing that was missing was a goal. I couldn’t fault the boys for anything except for [not scoring] goals.”

The former Richards Bay FC coach deployed Luvoyo Memela as a false number nine and the experienced attacker created problems for the Sekhukhune defence.

“We got into spaces and we got in behind their defence, we got in between them as well. Our box entries need to improve. The final ball also needs to be better,” Truter added.

“The guys were getting the balls into the right areas of the field. We got the balls in and there was a body or two missing in there.

“We have finishers like Andre De Jong and Luvuyo Memela. Today we had to use a false nine in the form of Memela and they struggled to contain us.”

AmaZulu will now take on take on Cape Town City at DHL Stadium on Saturday in their penultimate league match of the current season. Kick-off is at 15h00.

A win for seventh-placed Usuthu over the Citizens will elevate the KwaZulu-Natal giants to the fourth spot on the league standings if other results go their way.