AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy has hailed his side’s tenacity after they overturned a main-leg deficit to growth to the next round of the CAF Champions League with a 3-1 (3-2 combination) away victory over Nyasa Fleshy Bullets FC in Malawi on Saturday.
Having lost the main leg 1-0, Usuthu confirmed colossal fighting spirit to leap support with a 3-1 win over Fleshy Bullets courtesy of a brace from Bonginkosi Ntuli and a third intention from Siphelele Mthembu.
Speaking after the match, a relieved Benni McCarthy praised his side for his or her fighting spirit.
“We wanted to be the ones to stir and win the sport,” Benni McCarthy acknowledged.
“We needed to outsmart them and I think we did by playing two tall strikers that I thought they couldn’t contend with.
“Then I think players care for Thabo Qalinge, Luvuyo Memela, Siyethemba Sithebe and Tercious Malepe started to derive pleasure out of our front two players holding up the play and bringing players into play.
“I think we nailed down the method all the kind down to a tee, and this consequence became expected but I didn’t think we would gain it so advanced and advanced for ourselves by not winning at house.
“Then having to scamper all the kind to Malawi after which be under strain and having to be light and disciplined in an nearly “strive against to your life game” concern.
“So I am accurate delighted for the players that they had been in a dwelling to overturn the deficit and point to substantial maturity, skills and wish that we maybe lacked after we had been at house.”
Before the match AmaZulu had scored accurate one intention in five matches this season.