Vukusic calls for team display ahead of derby

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AmaZulu FC coach Jozef Vukusic says his team needs to be more cohesive in order to fight their way out of the relegation battle they find themselves in.

Usuthu play Maritzburg United on Friday evening at the Harry Gwala Stadium in a KZN derby knowing that a win will push them from 14th to 11th spot on the table.

Their coach believes they will start winning games more consistently if they can function as a team.

They have leaked 22 goals this season while at the other end of the pitch have netted just 11 times, with 10 of those goals scored by Bongi Ntuli. Vukusic says they have no choice but to work as a unit.

AmaZulu have struggled against Maritzburg United in recent seasons. It’s been seven games since they last beat the Team of Choice. In contrast to AmaZulu’s campaign, United are doing well and are pushing for a top-eight finish.

Despite the current form of the opposition, Vukusic says derbies are difficult to predict and hopes his team can grab the initiative.

New signing, Milos Lacny made his AmaZulu debut against SuperSport United last weekend.

He came on in the last 20 minutes and Vukusic says he may get his first full start in the derby. Their other recruit in the current window is speedy winger, Siphelele Magubane from Golden Arrows.

Vukusic says that Magubane has settled in well but he is reluctant to throw him in against Maritzburg. – Report by Thahir Asmal