Truter: Usuthu can do better

Brandon Truter coach of AmaZulu during DStv Premiership 2022/23 match between TS Galaxy and AmaZulu at Wits Stadium on the 07 August 2022 © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

AmaZulu FC coach Brandon Truter was disappointed with his side’s performance in the opening match of the 2022-23 season on Sunday.

Usuthu drew 0-0 with TS Galaxy in a DStv Premiership encounter which took place at the 2010 FIFA World Cup training venue, Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg.

“We didn’t start or play well at all. We can do so much better. It is the first game. We were slow on the block and last to the ball,” Truter said.

“Our playing patterns and structure went out of the window. They forced us to change a bit and we had to change the formation and close it a bit from the side. It was unlike us today.

“It is an AmaZulu team that can do a lot better. It is an AmaZulu team that has a lot of quality. I am excited about that. Nothing has been won or lost in the first game of the season.”

Usuthu have revamped their squad – releasing and signing new players in the current transfer window, and Truter expects his team to improve.

“There is a lot to change. We have Dumisani Zuma who is injured and Bongi Ntuli is not fully fit. Momentum will come around the third or fourth game,” he added.

“With the congestion of fixtures coming, I will need to protect players for their careers going forward.”

AmaZulu are set to take on SuperSport United in a DStv Premiership match at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday.