Absa Premiership

Relegation fight not over - Barker

2015-04-16 12:38
Steve Barker (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - AmaZulu head coach Steve Barker was over the moon with his side's 2-0 win over Polokwane City on Wednesday, but warned the fight against relegation is far from over.

Usuthu moved off the bottom of the Premiership table for the first time in 2015 thanks to goals from Goodman Dlamini and Bongi Ntuli.

With other results on the night also going their way, AmaZulu actually jumped out of the relegation zone altogether, to be in a position of safety for the first time since August.

However, the Durban outfit did not have it all their own way and had Energy Murambadoro to thank for keeping them in the game early on.

"I was extremely anxious, especially with one shot which they should have done better," Barker said.

"Since Energy joined the team, he has been a first-class and I think he has been one of the major differences.

"It was by no means an easy night for us but I think there are only two teams that have kept clean sheets against Polokwane City and they are Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns.

"But from our side, it was also a great effort that we kept a clean sheet against them."

Barker warned his side not to think the job is done now they are out of the relegation zone and reminded them there are still four very important league games between now and the end of the season.

"There is lot of work to be done and at least we got ourselves among the mix and with four games to go we have to give ourselves a chance now," he said.

"It's four big games ahead of us and four big cup finals. It is three big wins on the trot now and we do finish our majority of those games at home so we have to continue with this form.

"Lastly, though, I want to thank the fans for coming out in large numbers to support the team but there is a lot of work still needs to be done."

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