AmaZulu give coach Cavin Johnson their backing


AmaZulu may have had many challenges this season but do not have plans to get a new coach, according to general manager Lunga Sokhela.

Sokhela does not shy away from admitting their weakness but insisted they not planning to fire Cavin Johnson and are instead looking at their real challenge, which is their defensive problems.

"The coach understands the pressure and he knows next season we have to improve. I've said it before, we do not have plans to change the coach, we already spoke about sorting out our defence which has been our biggest challenge this campaign," he said.

Sokhela was also asked about Thuso Phala, who parted away with SuperSport United, and whether they have found a replacement for Emiliano Tade, who was one of their best players in the first round.

"We are not thinking about Thuso Phala, we have enough talent in the midfield and I doubt we need him. About Tade, we will replace him, but for now our first priority is to sort out our defence and then we can get someone who can help up front."

Usuthu will not release and buy many players and are instead looking internally at how they can grow the team to be competitive in the league.

"We won't be buying and releasing lots of players like before," Sokhela added. "We will add where is needed and then look at promoting a few players within our development structures."