AmaZulu coach Steve Barker is proud of the manner in which his team countered adversity during their Premiership fixture against Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Friday night. <!–
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Usuthu were forced to compete with just ten men for most of the match against Chippa and had it not been for a brief lapse in concentration from defender Sadat Ouro-Akoriko just before the half-time intermission, the Durban-based team could well have walked away from this fixture with the full three points.
AmaZulu actually opened the scoring in this match, courtesy of a well-taken header from defender Mbulelo Mabizela in the 35th minute.
“I think it was point gained for us, considering the red card so early in the game,” said Barker.
“It was a pity we conceded just before half-time. I think, had we not maybe conceded, we could have gone on and done something really special with one man down.
“But I must commend my players for their commitment, attitude, the running, the togetherness and unity; it’s now four games unbeaten and that’s what we need to do,” added a delighted Barker.
Brave performances aside, AmaZulu are still in a rather precarious position on the Premiership standings – entrenched in the relegation zone. The odds are not stacked in AmaZulu’s favour, with just seven matches remaining this season but Barker has not given up on his squad just yet.
“Let’s hope this point, come the end of the season, might be a vital point that we got this evening,” said Barker.
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