AmaZulu Football Club (FC) are proud to officially announce that Mr. Benni McCarthy will take over the head coaching position at Usuthu with immediate effect.
Mr. McCarthy takes over the head coaching reins following the voluntary stepping down of former head coach Mr. Ayanda Dlamini earlier this week. The appointment means that interim coach Allan Freese will assume his role as assistant coach.
The appointment of Mr. McCarthy signals Usuthu’s intent of securing a top four finish in the Dstv Premiership as articulated by President, Sandile Zungu.
“Mr. McCarthy comes with the right combination of experience and qualifications we believe will assist us in achieving the goals we have set for ourselves,” said President Zungu at a media briefing at Zungu on Main, in Bryanston.
“We have been decisive in our objectives and what we want achieve as club and as a brand. That is why we sought to secure the right coach at the earliest possible time. I want to thank our new coach and his representatives for ensuring that we were able to come to agreeable terms as soon as we did. He will immediately join the players and get to know them concluded the President.
Expressing his expectations of assuming the head coaching role at AmaZulu McCarthy thanked the President for his confidence in executing his coaching duties.
“I would like to thank the President and his leadership for selecting me and the confidence they have expressed in brining me to the club. The first thing we spoke about was the vision of the club both in the short and long terms.
The President and the club did not have to sell me this vision. The fact that they want to not only impact the current squad of players but also the younger players who are still building their careers, because I was once a young payer myself and it’s important that we support those players. I’m highly optimistic that we will achieve the goals we have set for ourselves,” said the new AmaZulu FC coach.
The new coach will look to make an immediate impact as he immediately takes over the team preparations ahead of the KZN derby against rivals Golden Arrows on 16 December 2020 at the King Power Stadium.