Boardroom bonding attempts to solve AmaZulu’s woes

2012-09-20 00:00

BOARDROOM lights burned long and hard at AmaZulu FC’s headquarters on Tuesday night as directors, coaches and technical staff focused on a solution to the club’s current predicament.

It’s a common saying in sport that stats do not lie and looking at AmaZulu’s current numbers, it’s clear to see an ugly picture of despair and desperation.

Three losses and a draw in four PSL matches, the only side in the league not to have found the net to date, 11 goals conceded — the ship is sinking fast and miracle repairs are needed to prevent the club’s 80th anniversary celebrations turning into a real nightmare.

According to the club’s PR and communications manager Philani Mabaso, “The club obviously does not want to be in this situation and this meeting was to look at the situation and support the team while working on the structures already in place.

“Being entrenched at the bottom of the table is not where any team wants to be, but we are positive of turning our fortunes around with a definite plan of action.

“Management and directors have met and discussed how best to support the team when they are down. “It’s a strategy that has worked in the past and helped us turn the corner. We will use these strategies and work from game to game, seeing how we improve and what course to follow,” he said.

When asked whether team coach Roger Palmgren was under fire, Mabaso said, “Any coach in any sport works under pressure.

“That’s the nature of the job, no matter whether his team is at the top or bottom.

“No mandate or ultimatum has been given to him as the path chosen by the directors is to find solutions and be a part of that process.

“They have chosen to help in the belief that matters will come right.”

It doesn’t get easier for AmaZulu as their next PSL game is at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday against last season’s runner-up Moroka Swallows.

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