Durban - Following their poor start to the 2014/15 season, AmaZulu head coach Steve Barker said he is hoping that his team will enjoy the 2015 calendar year as his main objective is to change the club’s fortunes.
Usuthu are currently rooted at the bottom of the log with only 9 points from 16 matches played.
The 47-year-old tactician joined the KwaZulu-Natal based outfit in November last year following the departure of Craig Rosslee.
Barker said he is using the current Premier Soccer League (PSL) break to try and seek possible solutions for the club, before the league resumes next week.
“Everything is going well for us so far,” said Barker.
“I think we needed a break more than any other team.
“So, we are working really hard as a team and we are much focused.
“Hopefully the year 2015 can be a lot better than 2014.”
AmaZulu have been drawn against their arch rivals, Golden Arrows, in the last 32 of the Nedbank Cup later this month, but the Maseru-born mentor hinted that Usuthu are ready for the challenge.
“A derby is always something important.
“We all know that there is always a good rivalry between the two teams.
“We are looking forward to the occasion where we will get the crowd out in numbers.
“Then we’ll see who comes out top.”
Before facing Abafanabesthende in the R6m competition, Usuthu will open their new year against Orlando Pirates in the Absa Premiership at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday, February 11.