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Pablo Martin makes a key observation after painful CKO exit

After exiting the Carling Knockout Cup, AmaZulu FC coach Pablo Martín made a key observation on how they failed to win their last two matches.

Coach Pablo Martín cut a sombre figure after watching his side crash out of the Carling Knockout Cup.

Usuthu suffered a 3-2 loss to TS Galaxy in the semi-finals of the competition. Lehlohonolo Mojela, Higor Vidal and Samir Nurkovic scored for TS Galaxy.

Augustine Kwem and Junior Dion got AmaZulu FC’s goals but they were not enough to help twist their fate.


AmaZulu FC coach Pablo Martin made a key observation after their Carling Knockout Cup exit
AmaZulu FC coach Pablo Martin

And Pablo Martin made a key observation on how they failed to win their last two matches.

For him, the KZN based side lacked energy in their last two games that includes the 1-0 defeat to Stellenbosch FC on 25 November.

“We were not playing our best. Of course we tried but we were lacking again in terms of energy and that worries me now because it has happened in the last two games,” said Pablo Martin.

“We were not playing our best football that is needed. We created chances but couldn’t score. They were much more accurate than us. 

“And they killed us on transitions. We couldn’t do what they did. They harmed us on counters but couldn’t do the same because we lacked energy,” he said.

Martin will be hoping his men recharge their batteries in time for Wednesday’s crunch tie against Mamelodi Sundowns.

Sundowns are wounded after losing their CAF Champions League match against TP Mazembe on Saturday. The Tshwane giants have had to make do without several players who are injured.

On Saturday they missed the services of Abdelmounaim Boutouil, Aubrey Modiba, Rivaldo Coetzee, Thando Buthelezi and Siyanda Nyanga.

Bathusi Aubaas, Junior Mendieta, Mothobi Mvala, Thapelo Maseko and Rushine De Reuck complete their list of absentees.

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