AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy eyeing a third win in a row against Bloemfontein Celtic


Durban – AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy is eyeing a third win in a row when his charges face Bloemfontein Celtic in a league match at the Kings Park Stadium in Durban on Tuesday.

McCarthy is set make a few changes to his line-up and hopes they will not have an impact on the team’s balance.

“We’re looking to make changes and shift things around‚ and hopefully it won’t cost the team a valuable three points because at home we’re starting to find our footing and we’re looking good and strong‚” said McCarthy.

“So we want to continue that momentum [of winning]. When it’s home games we must make it a bit of a challenge for the teams that come to the Kings Park Stadium.

“So yes‚ we’re just hoping that we have got another opportunity to play and win against this Celtic side‚ which is a dangerous.”

Following back-to-back victories against Baroka FC (2-1) last week, McCarthy said he gave his players two days off and hopes they will be invigorated when they meet Celtics.

Since replacing Ayanda Dlamini with McCarthy, AmaZulu has played six matches in January, winning two, drawing three and losing one.

“I had to give the boys some days off after the Stellenbosch game and ja‚ there were a lot of heavy legs‚” said McCarthy.

“When the schedule is so busy and so hectic‚ we have to try and manage the situation better.

“I gave the boys two days off‚ and so we had our training (on Monday) and everyone looked in good spirit.

“But there’s still a bit of a worry that with so many games‚ and with so little time for recovery‚ you don’t want to lose players to long-term injuries.”

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