AmaZulu FC chairman Sandile Zungu has set a mandate for the team ahead of the 2022-23 season.
Usuthu have been among the busiest clubs in the transfer market signing eight players thus far as the club reinforced coach Brandon Truter’s squad for the upcoming campaign.
Veluyeke Zulu and Riaan Hanamub (both Chippa United), Ethan Brooks and Augustine Kwem (both TS Galaxy), Thendo Mukumela (Cape Town Spurs), Dumisani Zuma (Kaizer Chiefs), Orlando Mhango (Orlando Pirates) and Rally Bwalya (Simba, Tanzania) have all joined AmaZulu.
With Usuthu having won their last major trophy in 1992 which was the Coca Cola Cup, Zungu stated that the team should win at least one trophy in the upcoming term.
“If we cannot lift one trophy next season, we would have grossly underperformed,” Zungu said.
“If we don’t gain our rightful place in the top quintile of South African football and represent South Africa in one of the CAF Competitions, it will be an injustice.
“We deserve it and have made our intentions very clear. The coach and his technical team have a responsibility to make the team gel and win a trophy.”
AmaZulu also won the 1972 National Professional Soccer League (NPSL) which is a top-flight league which existed between 1971 and 1995.