Former Bafana striker Bafana is confident Usuthu will leave his mark in the next edition of the African club competition
AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy has boldly claimed that his team could go one step further than the Kaizer Chiefs in the last Caf Champions League season.
Usuthu will make his African continental debut this season after finishing second in the PSL in the 2020/21 season.
AmaZulu accumulated 54 points and finished second on the log, 13 less than Master Mamelodi Sundowns, while Orlando Pirates finished third with 50 points.
With a ticket to the lucrative competition, the former Bafana Bafana striker is confident that he has what it takes to get ahead of Amakhosi and win the competition.
The Soweto giants reached their very first final in the last competition but were clearly beaten 3-0 by Al Ahly of Egypt, who was defending the title.
What did McCarthy say?
“No disrespect to anyone, the Kaizer Chiefs or anyone, but I think if they can get to the Caf Champions League final we can do better, why not? McCarthy asked a question as quoted by idiskitimes.
“And I really don’t mean disrespect to anyone, but we challenge ourselves every day and think we have what it takes and they are a great club, they are a fantastic club.
“At home they showed us what they are capable of, and internationally they did it. We showed what we can do domestically, and now we have the opportunity to perform internationally and want to get even better.
“We think the players who come into play will give us that little edge.”
McCarthy further announced that they will not enter the contest to fill in the numbers, but will instead compete and win the ultimate prize.
“The President said it; We don’t go in to fill in the numbers, to fill in the numbers, we go in there because we see ourselves as contenders, ”McCarthy continued.
“Because we got second in the league last year and what the Kaizer Chiefs did in the league and then got second in the Champions League, I think we have a damn good chance of going all the way walk.” . “
On Tuesday, AmaZulu announced their signings, including Keagan Buchanan and Mxolisi Kunene, South African U23 captain Tercious Malepe, former Chiefs defender Philani Zulu, Gambian international Matarr Ceesay, Tshepang Moremi and Lindani Shange.