Joey Antipas expects more from AmaZulu after Uthungulu Mayoral Cup triumph


Usuthu - who recently signed veteran striker Mabhuti Khenyeza - retained the trophy after edging top-tier neighbours Golden Arrows 3-1 on penalties in the final at Umhlathuze Sports Complex on Sunday.

Antipas's men beat Bloemfontein Celtic 4-2 in the semi-finals, while Arrows defeated Thanda Royal Zulu 2-0 on penalties in their last-four tie.

“One thing for sure as a coach you’re never really happy. Although we won the tournament you always want to improve. Yes we won but I know that we’ve still got a lot of work to do, but so far so good,” Antipas told the club's website.

“We still want to bring in some players to make the team more competitive. In the two games I saw a lot of fighting spirit. The fact that we were 1-0 down in the game and came back 1-1 and again after being 2-1 down we were able to bounce back. The guys showed a positive attitude and quality.

“We mustn’t get too carried away though with this achievement because there’s a bigger picture ahead in the coming weeks. Well done to the municipality and the organisers for staging such a good tournament,” concluded the Zimbabwean, who took over the reins from the sacked Steve Barker in the off-season.

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