Absa Premiership

Barker banking on local support

2015-02-03 08:01
Steve Barker (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - AmaZulu coach Steve Barker says the support of the local football fraternity will be crucial when his side host Orlando Pirates next Wednesday.

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The objective will be for Usuthu to try and hit the ground running next week, especially as the fixture is being played at home.

However, Barker said the objective definitely won’t be realised without the wholehearted support of the club's fans.

"Supporters will be very key for us in the upcoming matches," Barker told the club’s website.

"I can assure them that each and every member of the team will be putting in one hundred percent and now we need them to rally behind us."

Barker’s confidence about the team’s prospects of securing a future in the Premiership stems from the acquisitions that AmaZulu have made during the January transfer window.

Barker feels that his squad has been adequately bolstered during this period and that is something that should hold the club in good stead.

"I was pleased with the preparations that we had during this break as a team. The team spirit has improved a lot since I arrived and we’ve been very working hard," added Barker.

"The new signings will be very good for us, they’ll bring depth, quality and competition into our squad.

“We’re under no illusion of the difficulty we’ll face ahead but I’m confident in what we have and I’m sure we’ll surprise many people.

"They are two things that are crucial in us getting things right. First management have been very supportive behind the scenes in getting the right players and going forward it should be the same."

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