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Usuthu’s Truter aiming to finish the season unbeaten

AmaZulu interim coach Brandon Truter is eager to finish the season without tasting defeat as the Durban side looks to finish in the top eight. Truter has turned the wheel at Usuthu since taking over from fellow Capetonian Benni McCarthy. 

Truter, who part ways with Swallows in November, is yet to taste defeat nor concede a goal after four matches in charge. With three games left to finish the campaign, he is hopeful his troops can continue with the same momentum and keep his 100% record intact.

“For us, it is now four league games, three wins and a draw, no goals conceded, so that augurs well. It shows my acumen and the quality of the player,” Truter said. “I am just happy for turning it around and getting the results that matter. We are hoping to wrap it up unbeaten and hopefully keep that goal against at zero.”

The former Swallows boss revealed that the strategy is to take each game as it comes so as to avoid piling pressure on the boys. “Look, it is one game at a time for us. We have Sekhukhune now at the weekend and two games after that. We are looking forward to the game,” Truter added.

Following a good run in the DStv Premiership, Usuthu climbed up to seventh on the standings; with three games to go, they will be aiming to cement their place in the top eight. They play 10th placed Sekhukhune on Saturday [17h00] at the Moses Mabhida Stadium and hope to stretch their unbeaten run while cementing their top eight place. 

‘Brakkies’, as Truter is affectionately known, fired a salvo on both his former employers Swallows FC and their coach Dylan Kerr. After Usuthu pushed the Dube Birds further down the relegation hole, beating them 1-0 at the Dobsonville Stadium on Tuesday. He opened up for the first time about the pain he and his family endured during his few months at the club.

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