Cape Town - AmaZulu
coach Steve Barker is unconcerned by the club slipping back in to the
relegation places this weekend, saying he always knew their job was not yet
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Usuthu moved out of the drop zone for the first time in 2015
with a 2-0 win over Polokwane City last week, but dropped back into danger
after Free State Stars overcame the same opposition 3-2 on Saturday.
Barker mentioned after last week's win that they still had a
lot to do to secure their place in South Africa's premier division, and he
remains unfazed after Ea Lla Koto's win.
"We cannot be concerned about how other teams are doing
but what is important is that we get our work done by collecting as many points
as possible," he told the club's official website.
"It is good that we have tasted being out of the
relegation zone, but there is more that needs to be done."
Barker has managed to steady the ship since taking the reins
in late November last year.
Ayanda Dlamini feels the coach's ability to motivate players
and his belief in hard work have done wonders for the struggling Durban club.
"It has been a major boost to have him around, our
confidence as players is back and we are all looking forward to continue
winning games," the striker said.
"The support that he gives to the players is great and
he adds that through a good work ethic.
"We all know that in order for us to fight relegation
we need to put in the hard work."