AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy eyeing a third win in a row versus Bloemfontein Celtic
Benni McCarthy (Head Coach) of AmaZulu F.C. during the DStv Premiership match in between AmaZulu and Kaizer Chiefs at Jonsson Kings Park Stadium on January 13, 2021 in Durban, South Africa.
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AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy is considering a 3rd win in a row when his charges face Bloemfontein Celtic in a league match at the Kings Park Stadium in Durban on Tuesday.
McCarthy is set to make some changes to his lineup and hopes they will not have an effect on the team’s balance.
” We’re seeking to make changes and shift things around’ and ideally it will not cost the group valuable three points because in the house we’re starting to find our footing and we’re looking great and strong'” McCarthy said.
” So we desire to continue that momentum [of winning] When it’s houses video games we need to make it a little a difficulty for the teams that concern the Kings Park Stadium.
” So yes’ we’re just hoping that we have actually got another opportunity to play and win against this Celtic side’ which is an unsafe.”
After back-to-back success versus Baroka FC (2-0) and Stellenbosch (2-1) last week’ McCarthy said he provided his gamers two day of rests and hopes they will be rejuvenated when they meet Phunya Sele Sele.
AmaZulu played six matches in January’ winning two’ drawing 3 and losing one given that McCarthy replaced Ayanda Dlamini.
” I had to offer the young boys some day of rests after the Stellenbosch game and ja’ there were a lot of heavy legs'” he stated.
” When the schedule is so busy therefore stressful’ we need to try and manage the circumstance much better.
” I provided the boys 2 day of rests’ therefore we had our training (on Monday) and everyone searched in great spirit.
” But there’s still a little a worry that with numerous video games’ and with so little time for healing’ you do not want to lose players to long-term injuries.”
McCarthy stated his team is in a better position to perform better than they did versus Celtic in the preliminary where they could not take a number of the chances they produced.
” It’s a video game where we are going to have to make some changes from the side that beat Stellenbosch’ and the side that played so well and beat Baroka.
” Celtic have got some very excellent players’ they understand the movements and they are an assaulting and offending group’ but so are we.
” It will be an open video game and I hope we’ll keep much better discipline’ shape and ideally we don’t let them off the hook like we carried out in the last match where we got rid of 2 points [1-1]
” Ideally now when we have another chance we have our scoring boots on.”
With last season’s top striker Bongi Ntuli returning from injury and scoring two objectives in 4 matches’ McCarthy feels his team is capable of retaining seventh position.
” We have actually got a more powerful group this time around. The kids that were out against Celtic in the first round are all back’ so hopefully we can include 3 points to our tally.
” That will help profoundly in moving far from the chasing pack.”
Celtic will be wanting to improve their own run which has been a variety of one success’ three draws and one loss in the last 5 matches.
A win for John Maduka’s team will take them from 12th place to the ninth spot with 17 points after 14 matches.