AmaZulu made history by surviving after docked points – Johnson

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Cavin Johnson has paid tribute to the management and players of AmaZulu Football Club, saying they have done wonders to survive the Absa Premiership axe in the aftermath of what has happened to them this season.

Usuthu were docked six points by the Premier Soccer League in September, upon instruction by the world governing body FIFA for a player pay dispute that dated back nearly five years.

Despite the harsh punishment, the club managed to survive, and speaking ahead of their final home match of the season against Black Leopards on Saturday, Johnson says his team deserve full credit.

Usuthu have managed to collect 30 points from 28 points thus far. To put their docked points into perspective, had they not been punished, the Durbanites would have been battling the likes of Kaizer Chiefs (38 points) and Bloemfontein Celtic (37 points) for a place in the top eight.

Their last two matches are against Lidoda Duvha and then Siwelele away from home. Johnson says they want to win both games, starting with Leopards, who are battling to save themselves from relegation.