Absa Premiership

Barker: Victory a relief

2015-03-02 11:22
Steve Barker (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - AmaZulu coach Steve Barker admitted the 5-2 drubbing of SuperSport United was a big relief and hopes the win will give them some confidence for the rest of the season.

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To say this result was on the cards would be a massive overstatement. Prior to kick-off, Usuthu had only won a single Premiership game.

However, a brace for Goodman Dlamini and goals from Marc van Heerden, Bongi Ntuli and Bornwell Mwape gave AmaZulu a memorable and vital win.

There remains a long road ahead of the Durban club who are rooted to the foot of the table, six points behind Platinum Stars, who have a game in hand.

Barker was pleased with the win but admitted the side needed more than one good win if they were going to avoid relegation this season.

"This is testimony to the hard work that the players have been putting in and the belief that we can stay in the league," said Barker.

"One game is not sufficient and let's hope this win will give us the confidence that has been lacking in the team.

"We have not been taking our chances and thought today the difference is that we got the chances and took them," Barker added.

"All round this victory is lot of relief for me and the players. They deserve the result because they have been working hard."

AmaZulu’s next PSL tie is against Mpumalanga Black Acs at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday, March 7.

Kick-off is at 20:00.

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