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Benni McCarthy: 'AmaZulu are more competitive'

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Benni McCarthy (Head Coach) of AmaZulu F.C. during the DStv Premiership match between AmaZulu and Kaizer Chiefs.
Benni McCarthy (Head Coach) of AmaZulu F.C. during the DStv Premiership match between AmaZulu and Kaizer Chiefs.
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AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy says his side are a transformed unit from the one he took over upon joining the Premiership club.

Usuthu have seen a massive upturn in fortunes under McCarthy, and the club head into their Nedbank Cup round of 32 clash with Golden Arrows on Saturday on the back of a three-match winning run, and five unbeaten.

The last time these two sides faced each other in December, Arrows ran out 2-0 winners, with McCarthy watching the game from the stands.

Speaking ahead of the clash, the former Cape Town City boss said: "When I joined the club and watched them against Arrows, I was worried from what I saw.

"I didn't see any commitment from my club like what they are doing now. I didn't see a lot of qualities that the team is showing now.

"But since then the team has vastly improved, they changed a lot. They are more competitive, and they believe in themselves more.

"Arrows are going to be up against a completely different AmaZulu team who fight till the end, and we won’t make it easy for them."

- TEAMtalk media

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