Truter targets trophies with Usuthu

Brandon Truter, Coach of AmaZulu FC during AmaZulu training session ahead of the DStv Premiership 2022/23 season held at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on 27 June 2022 © Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

AmaZulu head coach Brandon Truter believes that his squad has what it takes to win a major trophy.

Usuthu have been among the busiest clubs in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) transfer window signing new players head of the 2022-23 season.

Veluyeke Zulu, Riaan Hanamub, Thendo Mukumela, Dumisani Zuma, Augustine Kwem, Ethan Brooks, Rally Bwalya, Frank Mhango and George Maluleka have all joined AmaZulu.

“I have some players in the squad who have won trophies and league titles too,” Truter said.

“With that culture and mindset rubbing off on the others I don’t see why the club can’t be challenging for honours on all fronts this season.”

Bwalya clinched the Tanzanian Premier League with Simba, while Mhango won the MTN8 trophy with Orlando Pirates and Maluleka lifted the PSL title with both Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns.

Truter, who guided Swallows FC to the 2019-20 National First Division title, made it clear that his team will be looking to win some silverware in the upcoming campaign.

“Yes, it’s a smaller squad, but we don’t have Africa [continental competition] to worry about this season,” he added.

“We want to get all these new players together and take one direction with one objective.”

AmaZulu are set to take on TS Galaxy in their opening DStv Premiership match of the 2022-23 season on August 7 and Usuthu will also compete in the MTN8 and Nedbank Cup.