Cape Town - AmaZulu
coach Steve Barker says the support of the local football fraternity will be
crucial when his side host Orlando Pirates next Wednesday.
Read: Completed PSL transfer signings
The objective will be for Usuthu to try and hit the ground
running next week, especially as the fixture is being played at home.
However, Barker said the objective definitely won’t be
realised without the wholehearted support of the club's fans.
"Supporters will be very key for us in the upcoming
matches," Barker told the club’s website.
"I can assure them that each and every member of the
team will be putting in one hundred percent and now we need them to rally
Barker’s confidence about the team’s prospects of securing a
future in the Premiership stems from the acquisitions that AmaZulu have made
during the January transfer window.
Barker feels that his squad has been adequately bolstered
during this period and that is something that should hold the club in good
"I was pleased with the preparations that we had during
this break as a team. The team spirit has improved a lot since I arrived and
we’ve been very working hard," added Barker.
"The new signings will be very good for us, they’ll
bring depth, quality and competition into our squad.
“We’re under no illusion of the difficulty we’ll face ahead
but I’m confident in what we have and I’m sure we’ll surprise many people.
"They are two things that are crucial in us getting
things right. First management have been very supportive behind the scenes in
getting the right players and going forward it should be the same."