Sandile Zungu Confirms AmaZulu Will Be Making Big Changes Ahead of Next Season

Sandile Zungu Confirms AmaZulu Will Be Making Big Changes Ahead of Next Season

Byron Pillay
updated at June 5, 2023 at 11:06 AM
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  • AmaZulu FC owner Sandile Zungu has discussed plans for the future of the KwaZulu-Natal side
  • The club is in talks with coaches from South Africa and abroad as they hunt for a new manager
  • Zungu would not list the number of players leaving the side but thanked them for their service

Big changes are coming to AmaZulu FC.

In a live press conference held by Sandile Zungu, the owner of Usuthu confirmed that the club were starting what he called 'a decade of significance'.

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Sandile Zungu has opened up on some of the changes coming to AmaZulu FC ahead of next season. Image: @UnplayableZA
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Zulu explained that the club would be celebrating its centenary in 2032 and wanted to leave a legacy by the time it reached the 100-year milestone.

"The time for trial and error is over. From 2023/24, we need to show our supporters that we are serious," Zungu said.

New positions at AmaZulu

Zungu explained there would be numerous changes coming to the club in terms of players and management.

While he did not go into details about some of these proposed plans, he did confirm the club would bring in a Sporting Director.

AmaZulu have enjoyed football success

Zungu also touched on the side's recent success, saying that 2020/21 was the most successful season for the side as they competed in the CAF Champions League after finishing second in the league.

The team owner then moved on to last season, saying it was disappointing, but the highlight was competing in the MTN8 Final. They were also the first team to reach double digits last season, although things later fell apart.

Zungu discusses players leaving AmaZulu

While the owner would not confirm the number of players leaving this season, he did say there would be some departures.

Out of respect for some of them, Zungu said he would not mention their names, but he did list one veteran who would no longer be with the team next season.

Ayanda Dlamini’s future at AmaZulu

Zungu confirmed that interim coach, Ayanda Dlamini will not be in charge of the club next season, but the club still consider him highly as one for the future. He added that they wanted to invest in him to get his coaching badges and be the best he could be.

Zungu added that they were also speaking to local and international coaches over the vacant post, hoping to appoint someone before pre-season started.

Sandile Zungu explains Benni’s axing

The AmaZulu chairperson has never been afraid to speak his mind, Sports Brief previously reported.

After parting ways with the club's former head coach, Zungu explained Benni McCarthy's dismissal.

He elaborated on his earlier statements, adding that the wheels had come off during the season.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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