Truter: 'AmaZulu should compete with Sundowns'


Truter was recruited until the end of the 2021/22 campaign as a replacement for the outgoing Benni McCarthy who was relieved of his duties as head coach on Friday.

The former Swallows FC tactician has prior experience working in football within KwaZulu-Natal after previous stints at Royal Eagles and Richards Bay.

"I have always loved the place having worked here previously," Truter said.

"So I am very familiar with the area and am absolutely loving being back.

"They're a bunch of friendly people within a welcoming environment and being part of the AmaZulu brand is a dream come true.

"I've closely monitored the club when they were in the dark, let's put it that way, but also I am happy with all they've achieved last season.

"I identified them as sleeping giants and now they have proven to South Africa that they can compete with the best.

"I am happy to be here and grateful for the opportunity given to me by the president and the board to coach AmaZulu."

"Truter declared that he is determined to reaffirm the AmaZulu brand as a big player in the SA football scene.

"The brand is massive and I think we should be up there competing with the likes of Mamelodi Sundowns and the two Soweto teams," Truter added.

"In the past when you look at the history of the club, AmaZulu has always been up there."

Truter is expected to take charge of his first official match when Usuthu travels to Equatorial Guinea to face Horoya in the CAF Champions League on Friday.