Truter: We speak about winning things

Brandon Truter, coach of AmaZulu

AmaZulu FC head coach Brandon Truter believes he has a team that can achieve his big ambitions in the ongoing 2022-23 campaign.

The Cape Town-born tactician has set his sights on winning the MTN8 title and challenging for the DStv Premiership trophy with Usuthu having performed well thus far amid the fixture congestion.

“I think after the TS Galaxy game [AmaZulu’s 0-0 draw in their opening league game] when I said, ‘We are hoping to challenge, we are looking to win something’, I saw some people laughing at me, doubting me at that moment,” Truter said.

“But I think if you are in this industry and you don’t have the ambition to win things, then you shouldn’t be [in it]. I don’t think any team should have a target of top eight or trying to avoid relegation at the beginning of the season.”

AmaZulu have endured a 30-year trophy drought having won their last major trophy in 1992 when they clinched the Coca-Cola Cup (South African league cup) and Truter is determined to end this drought this term.

“You should aim high, tell yourself [you are going to win] and that becomes the confidence in the team as well. It’s like in the religion of Christianity when you speak of light and it becomes light,” he continued.

“That’s the belief I have at the moment. I can’t be here just to make up the numbers in the league, or going for top eight or top four positions. We speak about winning things.”

Usuthu are set to welcome Chippa United at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday as they look to return to winning ways in the DStv Premiership.