Usuthu is second with 50 points and is set to represent the country in the continental competition in the 2020/21 season
Amazulu head coach Benni McCarthy has said he would need five or six new players to have a good Caf Champions League campaign if they get a spot.
Usuthu are second in the Premier Soccer League standings and if they finish there, they will have purchased a ticket to the competition of the continent’s premier club.
For them to be successful, the former Bafana star Bafana has revealed what he would need to perform well against some of Africa’s biggest teams.
“So Caf Champions League, we’ll play it no matter what. And that brings new challenges, and with that, we can’t expect to play. We have to bring in new players – five or six – we can bring in and improve on what we already have, ”said McCarthy. Sowetan Live.
“With the new season coming with new challenges, believe me, the next four games, I can’t see AmaZulu losing these games.”
McCarthy, however, has insisted that there won’t be any overall changes to the squad, as he will have to reward the players who have worked hard to take the squad so far.
“This is what we will be working on. We’re not going to make a lot of changes. We are not like other teams who recruit a new team for new challenges, ”said the South African tactician.
“We work with what we get, and the players who get us there will be rewarded for their hard work. There will be new faces that will come and help the team so that we can be competitive for the Champions League. “
He added that he would meet with management, including club president Sandile Zungu, to come up with a plan for next season that will come with new ambitions.
“As long as the president doesn’t interfere, it’s always nice to have his opinion on where we can improve the team, because we don’t bring in Tom, Dick and Harry to have a player,” he said. he continued.
“Maybe he’s good elsewhere but is he good for us because we have a specific way [to play]? We have players that we are looking for, but we don’t want to talk about it now.
McCarthy took charge Usuthu in December and managed to stabilize the KZN-based team, which is now second with 50 points in 26 games, seven ahead of third-placed Golden Arrows.
Prior to his arrival, AmaZulu had collected just six points in the first seven games.