Cape Town - PSL basement club AmaZulu have brought in sports psychologist to help mentor players at the embattled club.
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According to general manager, Peter O'Connor, players are de-motivated given their relegation battle, prompting the club to act and rope in Dr Kirsten Van Heerden.
Usuthu are bottom of the league with just nine points from eighteen games. The Durban club have only won once in the league this term.
"The sports psychologist is working with the players on a continued process," O'Connor said.
"We are getting down to the wire. It is a massive mountain to climb and we need the players to believe.
"Self-doubt has crept in. The guys need to believe that they can pull it off."
O'Connor says club management is still positive that they can stay up.
"Everyone knows that there is a hell of a fight on the cards but we remain positive.
“Coach Steve Barker has done well although he has not got the results to show for it," he added.
AmaZulu face National First Division club, Lamontville Golden Arrows, in the Nedbank Cup this Friday.
Kick-off is at 20:00.