Foltz points out AmaZulu isn’t smart enough about Stellies’ defeat

AmaZulu FC coach Romain Foltz will soon run out of excuses as his team continues to fail in the DStv premier league.

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The Durban side were brought into the purge by Stellenbosch on Friday night, beating them 2–0, adding to Voltz’s problems.

The young coach looks out of place and blames the defeat on the lack of goals ahead.

“Our first half was good. We created good chances to score,” the Franco-Moroccan coach said after the game.
“In one case he hit the post and in another it was a one-on-one against the goalkeeper when the score was still 0-0.

“But after that we fell into their trap. We knew that they would benefit from every transition.

“And once we leave the space behind, you know they will face it. Our balance in the second half was very bad.

“So now it’s about finding the right formula to make sure we have balance in situations like this,” Foltz added.

He said that the Stellies had one plan and they knew about it, but still let them carry it out the way they wanted.

“According to them, they won one plan, which they stuck to. But we knew about it.

“And we gave them the opportunity to carry out their plan, and they did it well.
“Our distances on how to prevent people from escaping into space were too great,” Foltz said.

The defeat put Usuta closer to the relegation places than the top four Foltz was tasked with reaching that season.

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They are seven points clear of Maritzburg United in 15th place. And that distance could close if Maritzburg beat the Kaiser Chiefs on Saturday night.

Usutu is now 11 points behind second-place SuperSport United, who could also extend the distance if they win against the Orlando Pirates.

AmaZulu management has expressed a desire for the team to return to Caf club competition, but Foltz appears to be struggling to do so.

To do this, they need to finish third or higher in the league, as they are already out of the Nedbank Cup.

Foltz insisted that scoring remains a barrier to his team’s progress this season.

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“Again we return to the same problem that we had recently. With the chances we had, we should have scored first,” he said.

AmaZulu has some great strikers in the league such as Lehlohono Mayoro, Gabadinho Mhango and Bongi Ntuli.