Ayanda Dlamini explains Allan Freese appointment as assistant coach at AmaZulu

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Usuthu last week appointed rookie coach Dlamini as their permanent head coach for three years, rewarding him for his excellent job in saving the club from relegation.

On the day of the announcement Dlamini explained what will be needed from his second in command, now confirmed to be Freeze, which has raised a few eyebrows.

"In terms of assistant coach, we need someone who understands AmaZulu FC and has PSL knowledge and experience," Dlamini said prior to Freese's arrival.

"I need someone who is going to come as a coach and help me to grow as I'm still young in this field. I want to learn from that person.

"We need someone who will be able to be involved in the team, as at some point I won't be around doing my coaching course, so we will need him to lead the team."

Freeze, who won the Telkom Knockout with Platinum Stars and was assistant coach to Owen Da Gama at Highlands Park last season, has since expressed his excitement to return to his home province and work for Usuthu.

"I'm a boy from Natal, so I'm excited to be involved with a brand like AmaZulu," he said. "We'll give everything to make sure the club returns where it belongs."