Truter thanks Usuthu family after Swallows win

Keagan Buchanan of AmaZulu challenged by Mwape Musonda of Swallows FC during the DStv Premiership 2021/22 match between Swallows and AmaZulu at the Dobsonville Stadium, Soweto on the 03 May 2022 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

AmaZulu FC coach Brandon Truter thanked everyone associated with the club after masterminding a win over his former side, Swallows FC on Tuesday night.

Sphesihle Maduna’s second-half goal inspired Usuthu to a 1-0 victory over Amaswaiswai in a DStv Premiership encounter which was played at Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto.

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Despite the win, Usuthu remained seventh on the league standings, but they are now three points behind fourth-placed Kaizer Chiefs as the KwaZulu-Natal giants look to secure a top-four finish this term.

“It means a lot to me, but first and foremost I would like to say thank you to God for the opportunity that I have been given,” Truter said.

“I would also like to thank the president as well. To the supporters and management, thanks for the support and the encouragement.

“Thanks to the boys as well for giving their all on the pitch.”

Truter explained that a formational change was key to Usuthu’s victory over the Soweto giants after his side had endured a slow start to the match.

“Swallows came at us because of the predicament they are in, so yeah they started strongly,” the Cape Town-born tactician said.

“But we got a foothold into the game and then it was a tactical battle in the second-half. They changed their formation and we changed as well.

“We then got the better of them and I am just ecstatic for the win. I am happy for the guys as well.”

AmaZulu will now take on Sekhukhune United in a league match at the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.