Absa Premiership

AmaZulu bring in psychologist

2015-02-19 08:03
AmaZulu training (Supplied)

Cape Town - PSL basement club AmaZulu have brought in sports psychologist to help mentor players at the embattled club.

Read: Usuthu must stand up and fight

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.

Read more on:    amazulu  |  psl  |  steve barker  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Sunday, 17 December 2017
Baroka FC v SuperSport United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City FC, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Bloemfontein Celtic v SuperSport United, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.