Vukusic not worried about goal-scoring Ntuli at AmaZulu FC

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AmaZulu coach Jozef Vukušič is not worried about the heavy goal-scoring responsibility currently being shouldered by striker Bongi Ntuli.

The Usuthu striker seems to be the only man finding the back of the net for the Durban side and he is again expected to play a key role when they welcome Stellenbosch FC to KwaMashu for an Absa Premiership six-pointer on Wednesday.

Ntuli has scored all five of AmaZulu’s goals in the 2019/20 campaign, but their coach insists that this was not a problem.

AmaZulu are presently second bottom on the league table, with their eight-point tally four ahead of Chippa United, who are last, and two behind Wednesday’s visitors to the Princess Magogo Stadium.

However, Usuthu are a side on the up having failed to win any of their first seven games, they have now won back-to-back matches against Cape Town City at home and then Baroka FC on the road. Vukusic is hopeful they can build on those results against the Premiership new boys.

Like AmaZulu, Stellenbosh failed to win any of their opening seven matches, before they won back-to-back games, first away at Polokwane City and then at home to Orlando Pirates.

Vukusic admits that beating them will be a huge challenge, especially on the back of their victory over the Buccaneers. The Slovak coach expects the Cape side to be oozing with confidence on Wednesday.

Vukusic is fairly new to AmaZulu having replaced the axed Cavin Johnson in September. He lost his first two matches, tough fixtures to Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United, before winning his next two.

In between, they were thumped 5-0 by Mamelodi Sundowns in the Telkom Knockout, but the former Polokwane coach says he can see big improvements in his side.

But he urged his players to forget their last game as quickly as possible and try to bring back three points in KwaMashu. – Report by Thahir Asmal