Black Leopards coach Dylan Kerr knows they cannot afford to rely on results elsewhere to survive


Black Leopards coach Dylan Kerr says they need to do the job themselves, so that they do not have to rely on results elsewhere to help them survive relegation.

Lidoda Duvha go into their penultimate match against AmaZulu this afternoon, just three points ahead of bottom of the table Maritzburg United, knowing that they cannot afford to drop points yet again.

Kerr’s men dropped six points in their last two home matches against Mamelodi Sundowns and Maritzburg, so they need to get the job done away home against Usuthu at King Zwelithini Stadium (15h00).

Kerr started off well when he joined Lidoda Duvha late last year, but it’s been tough times in the second half of the season and they could see themselves going down if they do not collect points.

“We can’t rely on anything, we cant. I’ve said to them since day one that I arrived ‘if you want to go on a long journey with me, if I’m allowed to, I’ll make you a force in South African football’. And it started off very well, but I think the AFCON break did not help us and we lost that momentum of playing every week and wee had this regime of where we knew what was happening and there was a Nedbank Cup. We can’t rely on anything. In football you don’t know what’s going to happen.

“If we play like that [against Sundowns] in Durban, then I’m confident we can get a result.”