The Usuthu admin added that the Copa America winner could fit into his team’s style of play
AmaZulu chairman Sandile Zungu has claimed coach Benni McCarthy could manage ex-Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
Zungu believes the Champions League winner can fit into AmaZulu’s game system under the former Bafana Bafana striker.
Although Usuthu’s top official did not categorically state whether he would be submitting an application for the Argentine captain, he left it all open by saying “take care of this seat” on the Messi issue.
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“Watch the room, all I can say is watch the room,” said Zungu KickOff.com. “Take care of the room, you never know. Benni can train this boy. Benni can train Messi. I can’t tell you more. He fits our style of play perfectly.”
He also spoke about the latest players they’ve signed to strengthen ahead of a season of balancing the Caf Champions League and Premier Soccer League duties.
Keagan Buchanan, Philani Zulu, Mxolisi Kunene, Tercious Malepe, Tshepang Moremi, Mattaar Ceesay and Lindani Shange have all been signed by AmaZulu.
“We did very well, the players we signed are the ones we targeted,” added Zungu.
“The core of the team is there, which is very important. We don’t sign for the sake of signing. We strengthened ourselves where we needed reinforcement, so we are good. We also supported a few youngsters who were very good at the MDC well done.
“So I am very happy.”
Meanwhile, McCarthy has expressed optimism that his side can outperform the Kaizer Chiefs in the Champions League campaign.
“No disrespect to anyone, the Kaizer Chiefs or anyone, but I think if they can make it to the Caf Champions League final we can do better, why not?” said the South African tactician.
“At home they showed us what they are capable of and then they did it internationally. We showed what we can do at home, and now we have the opportunity to go international and we want to get even better. “
“We think the players who come into play give us that little edge.”
Usuthu will face Cape Town City in the MTN8 quarter-finals on August 15 at Moses Mabhida.