Cape Town - Relegated
AmaZulu will know the status of their players' futures by the end of the week,
general manager Peter O'Connor has revealed.
Read: Mabizela set for crunch talks
Usuthu are currently engaged in talks with their playing
personnel, days after it was confirmed that title sponsors Spar will be staying
on for the 2015/16 National First Division campaign.
The Durban giants were relegated from the South African
top-flight on the last day of the season, the first time they have dropped out
of the division since their elevation to it in 2006.
They have already announced head coach Steve Barker will
lead them next year, but the senior men who he will count on in the NFD remain
"We are still holding talks with players and we will
have a much clearer idea by Friday who will be staying and who won't,"
O'Connor told Football411.
"Obviously with the Under-23 rule it takes a lot of
careful planning and strategising, so it is a bit of a process."
According to the NFD rules, all clubs must have at least
five players under the age of 23 in their starting line-ups.
Several senior men like captain Robyn Johannes and Ayanda
Dlamini have indicated a willingness to stay, but their fates will be a lot
clearer come the weekend.