Durban - AmaZulu coach Craig Rosslee will relinquish his coaching duties during the Telkom Knockout encounter against Bloemfontein Celtic, the club announced in a statement on Friday.
"The directors of the club have taken a decision to put Wilfred Mugeyi in charge as caretaker coach for Saturday's Telkom Knockout cup match against Bloemfontein Celtic due to poor run of form and safety concerns," the club statement said.
The safety concerns come after Usuthu fans reportedly staged a protest demanding the club fire him following a woeful start to the season.
AmaZulu have the unenviable title of being the only club yet to register a win in the Premiership.
However the club insisted, Rosslee remained the coach and has not been fired.
"Craig Rosslee's contract with AmaZulu remains in existence until a further decision around the situation has been reached."
Earlier in the week, Rosslee said he would not resign amid the growing criticism.
"If I resign, what does it say about me that when the goings get tough, I must run away? You can't do that. In a time of adversity your true character and the test of it is shown."