Rosslee looking for a turn of fortune

2014-09-13 00:00

NOBODY would have been happier to see the international break than AmaZulu coach Craig Rosslee.

A disastrous start to the 2014/15 PSL season has left Usuthu as the only winless side in the league after five rounds of fixtures, with two draws.

The poor start led to speculation that Rosslee was on the verge of getting the sack, especially considering his unrealistic mandate to finish in the top four, which came from the board at the start of the season.

But after a meeting between the coach and his bosses at the beginning of the month, it was decided that no hasty decisions would be taken and Rosslee was safe for a little while longer.

Still, he can’t have that much more time to turn things around. That endeavour starts this evening with a trip to Polokwane City. The good news for Usuthu is that Polokwane are just a point and a place ahead of them in the standings, with a win and four losses so far.

The bad news is that AmaZulu’s newly capped Bafana Bafana striker Bongani Ndulula is an injury doubt after picking up a hamstring strain in Wednesday night’s 0-0 draw against Nigeria in Cape Town.

A decision had not been finalised on Ndulula up until the side departed for Polokwane yesterday afternoon. But regardless of Ndulula’s availability, Usuthu must start amassing points quickly if they are to avoid getting caught up in the inevitable basement battle of the PSL.

“We’re not putting ourselves under any more pressure than we are in already, but the reality is that we have to win [today],” club captain and centre back Carlington Nyadombo told Backpage TXT this week. “We’ve been playing good football, but we need to show more aggression and fight.”

The match is at 6 pm and it will not be televised.

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