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Benni McCarthy confirms AmaZulu to offload host of players

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AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy has revealed he intends to offload a number of players to make his squad size more manageable.

McCarthy has seen an upturn in fortunes at Usuthu since his arrival at the club, and led the side to a third successive DStv Premiership victory with a 4-3 defeat of Bloemfontein Celtic last time out.

They have risen to seventh on the standings, with five wins from 15 games and next face Golden Arrows in a Nedbank Cup round of 32 on Saturday.

Siphiwe Tshabalala's future at AmaZulu has come under scrutiny with the former Bafana star yet to make his mark.

But McCarthy refused to single out any individuals, saying in KickOff: "To be honest with you I can't remember the list [of players to be offloaded] because I've done the list from the first week or two, I don't have a list in front of me to know which players were on that list.

"For me it's also for respect for players that you don't want to make it public, so I'm looking to offload players because working with a big squad is just frustrating and hard, and you don't get out the best of the players.

"You can't focus on every player because the squad is too big, the quality gets missing because you can't pay attention to details.

"So yeah there's a big list of players that asked to be released to seek opportunities and that is true, but the names I can't disclose with you."

- TEAMtalk media

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